Explore established and emergent teaching methods to help meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners. Our curriculum aligns with the International Literacy Association’s Professional Standards for Reading Professionals.
Implement K-12 literacy instruction
Graduates are prepared to enhance literacy instruction in their classroom as K-12 teacher-leaders or serve as literacy specialists, literacy coaches, literacy interventionists, and Title I Directors.
Practicum tailored to your goals
Empower eager K-8 students while developing your instructional skills. You’ll work with young learners in an intensive Summer Reading and Writing Workshop. We are the only Literacy Education program offering this innovative practicum experience.
National accreditation and state approval
We are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and state-approved by the Maine State Board of Education and the Maine Department of Education.
Experienced, dedicated faculty
Each full-time faculty member holds a doctoral degree in the field of Literacy, Language, and Culture. Part-time faculty are experienced members of our professional education community.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
Admission information: MSEd in Literacy Education
Application deadlines & session timelines
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously. We admit to this program six times a year. Choose to start in any session.
|Term & session||Application deadline||Session timeline|
|Fall term: Session 1||August 10, 2022||August 29 — October 14, 2022|
|Fall term: Session 2||October 5, 2022||October 24 — December 16, 2022|
|Spring term: Session 1||December 28, 2022||January 17 — March 3, 2023|
|Spring term: Session 2||March 1, 2023||March 20 — May 5, 2023|
|Summer term: Session 1||April 26, 2023||May 15 — June 30, 2023|
|Summer term: Session 2||June 14, 2023||July 3 — August 18, 2023|