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Master of arts in
literacy education

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The nationally recognized WVU Literacy Education online master's program prepares candidates to be certified as Reading Specialists (Pre-K-Adult). 

Coursework will focus on preparing specialized literacy professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association: Intervention/assessment, literacy coaching and literacy program coordination. Graduates may assume the following roles: Reading Specialist, Reading Interventionist, Classroom Teacher, Literacy Coach and Literacy Coordinator. 

West Virginia requires a passing score on the respective PRAXIS examination (Test #5301/164 pass rate) to become certified. For additional information, please download the student handbook.

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The West Virginia University Literacy Education program is Nationally Recognized through the International Literacy Association (ILA) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 


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