Master of Science in Education (Literacy)

Make a Difference in the Lives of Students

Designed for educators holding initial teaching certification in any area. (K-12)

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Complete in 12 Months

When you take classes full-time.

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Flexible Timeline

Fit your degree around your schedule with full and part-time options. Your advisor will give you a program map that will give you a clear start and finish.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (LITERACY)

30-39 CREDITS

36 FOR BIRTH-GRADE 6 CERTIFICATION

30 FOR GRADES 5-12 CERTIFICATION

39 FOR BIRTH-GRADE 12 CERTIFICATION

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What will I learn?

Become a transformative literacy educator, fully equipped to foster positive literacy-learning experiences for students with diverse backgrounds and abilities, with a M.S.Ed. in Literacy.

Through Houghton’s M.S.Ed program you will:

  • Prepare for NYSED professional certification as a literacy specialist, meeting premier standards for teacher certification in the U.S.
  • Develop expertise in determining and communicating the literacy strengths and areas for potential growth for diverse learners.
  • Be uniquely prepared to understand the needs of students in a rural setting.
  • Acquire the tools and confidence to build a multi-layered literacy support network for students.
  • Form collaborative partnerships between schools, families and communities.

Houghton's certification officer will be happy to consult with out-of-state applicants regarding how this program will support your continued certification in your state.

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Faculty/Student ratio

8

Average class size

AAQEP

Accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Accreditation

Meet a Faculty Member

Dr. Laura Hopkins - Assistant Professor of Education

"My teaching philosophy and practices resonate with Houghton’s education department mission of “equipping teachers for transformative learning and service.” Teaching at Houghton provides me with the opportunity to learn with and from like-minded colleagues and students as together we grow in our knowledge and love of God and others."

Laura Hopkins - Assistant Professor of Education

Cost and Affordability

The 2020-21 cost per credit hour for the M.S.Ed. program is $695, for a total estimated program cost of:

$25,020

for professional certification Birth-Grade 6

$20,850

for professional certification Grade 5-12

$27,105

for professional certification Birth-Grade 12

Program outcomes

Students earning a M.S.Ed. degree from Houghton College are prepared to serve in a variety of occupations:

  • Classroom teacher with literacy expertise (PK-12)
  • Literacy coach
  • Literacy consultant
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Literacy specialist (PK-12
  • Reading teacher (PK-12)
  • Instructor of a college literacy course

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Application Requirements

Applying to the M.S.Ed Program

1

Choose a start date

Spring 2021
Apply by November 1

2

Start your application

Complete the free online application form

MSEd Application
3

Documents and supporting materials

You will be asked to provide transcripts, standardized test scores, initial teacher certification, two letters of recommendation and a current resume.

4

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.

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Contact 800-777-2556 to connect with an admissions representative.

Contact Us:

msed@houghton.edu