Master of Education: Admissions

Master of Education in Literacy Studies

To gain admission to the Master of Education in Literacy Studies program, students must have earned a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Successful candidates will have obtained their Initial Educator Licensure and have at least one year of teaching experience (PK-12). Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee, a committee within the Wiggins School of Education, who will determine student acceptance.

Additionally, students will be required to submit a portfolio of materials including the following:

  • an official copy of undergraduate transcripts
  • A scanned copy of your initial education license
  • One page personal statement (describing their teaching philosophy)
  • A résumé (With at least one year teaching experience PK-12)
  • Two letters of recommendation

The initial portfolio may be submitted via email attachments and should be sent to Ben Beetch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Portfolios will be evaluated by members of the Graduate Advisory Committee. The applicant pool will be ranked, and those with the highest total scores will be admitted.

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