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Master of Science in Education: Literacy Education

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Master of Science in Education: Literacy Education

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Program Overview

The M.S.E. in Literacy Education program is designed for teachers and other educators who desire to lead literacy initiatives, become literacy coaches, develop curriculum, serve as master teachers and learn new strategies and techniques to assist students struggling in the classroom.

Program Requirements

  • 32 credits
  • 21 credits of core courses
  • Remaining credits composed of a reading endorsement or a reading specialist endorsement
Course Credit Hours
EDUC 260 - School Improvement and Professional Development in Literacy 3
EDUC 277 - Urban Trends in Literacy Education 3
EDUC 280 - Case Studies in Literacy Education 3
EDUC 281 - Writing Research and Theory 3
EDUC 282 - The Impact of Poverty on Students, Teachers, Schools, and Communities 3
EDUC 285 - Models of Literacy Instruction 3
EDUC 287 - Reading Research and Theory 3
EDUC 288 - Leading and Coaching Data Team Analysis in Reading 3
EDUC 289 - Managing School-Wide Change Through Literacy Coaching 3


  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at or 515-271-2552.
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Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

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Mid-October - Application & scholarship review begins for Fall 2017 students

October 20 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 21 - Campus Preview Half-Day

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November 4 - Business BlueChip Expo Visit Day

November 5 - STEM@Drake Visit Day

November 14 - Campus Preview Day

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline