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College of Ecucation and Human Development

College of Education and Human Development

Reading Horizons Journal
Reading Horizons Journal

McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic
McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic

Literacy Studies - Master of Arts

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Literacy Studies:

Reflective practitioners are passionate learners who embrace diversity, actively inquire and reflect upon their own practice and nurture the development of new knowledge and skills. This is accomplished through a process of continuous professional, intellectual and social growth.  Students will make connections between and among research, theory, policy and practice to evaluate the teaching-learning process, inquire into how teaching can be improved and develop efficacy based on best practices.

Why should you earn your master’s degree in Literacy Studies through WMU?

The master's program will prepare teachers to:

Topics Covered by Literacy Studies

The Literacy Studies program spans a variety of course topics relating to literacy, including:

Admission Procedures

Students are screened for admission to the program on a continuous basis. Students must submit:

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Applications are evaluated on the basis of:

Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies typically hires 3-4 teaching assistants to assist faculty with teaching during the fall and spring semesters. Graduate students wishing to be considered for one of these positions should send a letter of interest and a resume to the chair.


Our faculty offer cutting edge research relating theory and practice in the following areas: