Application Deadlines

Spring 2021

November 2 Priority Deadline
(rolling admission after November 2)

Spring 2021 application

Fall 2021

July 1 Priority Deadline
(rolling admission after July 1)

Fall 2021 application

Application Requirements

  • 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. Submit one of the following:
    • 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