The nationally recognized WVU Literacy Education online master's program prepares candidates to be certified as Reading Specialists (Pre-K-Adult).
WVU's Literacy Education program is the recipient of the International Literacy Association's National Recognition. Read the announcement in Literacy Today. (PDF)
Individuals who wish to apply to be a student in the Master of Arts in Literacy Education graduate program may apply at any time during a term for admission for the next term or later. Early application is recommended, however, to allow processing time and faculty review.
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.
West Virginia requires a passing score on the respective PRAXIS examination (Test #5301/164 pass rate) to become certified.
Graduates may assume the following roles:
Professor, Literacy Education Program Coordinator
Professor, Literacy Education Outreach Coordinator
The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants per term (based on enrollment status) to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.Learn more about the TEACH Grant