Special Education and Literacy Studies
College of Education and Human Development
Master of Arts in Literacy Studies Admission Procedures
Students are screened for admission to the program on a continuous basis. To apply, students must submit the Graduate College application and official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. In addition, they should send a teaching certificate/endorsement(s), a 1000-1500 word written statement outlining career and professional goals and two letters of recommendation.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- An overall grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be granted a Conditional Admission. This will be converted to a regular admission if students receive a B or better in the first two graduate courses (six credit-hours) taken.
- Experience working in a professional setting.
- A valid Michigan Teaching Certificate will be required for
students seeking to obtain additional state endorsements.
Graduate Teaching Assistants
The Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
hires 3-4 teaching assistants to assist faculty with teaching during
fall and spring semesters. Graduate students wishing to be
for one of these positions should send a letter of interest and a
to the chair.