Application requirements

  • Online graduate application
  • Professional statement:
    In 300 – 500 words, describe your professional and educational practices and how they inform your current professional goals. Consider sharing a story that demonstrates why you are pursuing a masters in literacy education. Be sure to include how you think this master’s program might support you in improving your practice and address literacy challenges in today’s classrooms.
  • Official college transcript from baccalaureate institution (Evidence of at least a B average in major field)
  • Submit standardized test scores from within the past 5 years.
    • Applicants must submit scores from one of the following exam options:
      • GRE (above the 50th percentile) | Student sends scores to Houghton (Houghton’s GRE code: 3552)
      • edTPA (passing score) | Houghton will obtain scores from the New York State TEACH system
  • Valid initial teacher certification
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume