Literacy Studies: TESOL and Reading

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Master of Education with a Concentration in Literacy Studies: TESOL and Reading Program

This is an integrated program that explores literacy in educational and institutional contexts. The issues of literacy in the PK-12 classroom and the relationship of literacy to social mobility and globalization will be explored. This program leads to PA Teacher Certification in Reading Specialist PK-12 certification and English as a Second Language  PK-12 program specialist certification.

Attend Part- or Full-Time

You can complete the program part- or full-time, with evening classes offered 4:30-10 p.m. Monday through Friday during each 14-16 week semester. There are also a few online courses. Simply choose how many courses you'd like to register for each semester with the help of your academic adviser.

Full-time status for graduate students is nine or more credit hours per semester. Most students register for at least two courses a semester, allowing them to complete a master's degree and/or teacher certification within 18 to 24 months.

Become a Certified Teacher

The master’s degree is not required for certification. Certification requirements may vary based on your academic experience. See Certification.

Customize Your Program

You have the option of customizing your master’s program by including one or more Arcadia certificates or a credential.