Master of Education in Language and Literacy

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Program Information

This updated master’s degree is designed for educators who want to deepen their knowledge and practice in language and literacy instruction. It is ideal for classroom teachers and those who are or want to become reading specialists or literacy coaches. Graduates will leave with a strong understanding of literacy research and theory and effective teaching of language, reading, and writing.

The Language and Literacy program has four main components: foundations, core study, independent research, and study in a concentration area. May provide Washington state additional endorsement in reading, ESOL, or bilingual education.

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application and pay the $100 application fee.
  • Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended. If admitted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.
  • International Applicants: Please review the requirements for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

The Language and Literacy Program starts a new cohort in the Winter Quarter of odd-numbered years. Admission may be available for Fall or Spring Quarter with adviser permission. For more information, please contact Dr. Tracy Coskie (360-650-2164).

Additional Application Requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose: Brief (not to exceed 1 page) 300‐500 word statement of personal career goals and reasons for seeking the M.Ed
  • Interview if requested