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M.S. in Literacy Education



What will I learn?

Gain the skills you need to make a life-changing difference in a child’s ability to read and write.

Train to become both a teacher and a scholar in the literacy field, developing strong communication skills to aid you in educating and supporting students from diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities. Learn to examine and analyze trends, contributing innovative solutions to the world of reading education.

Why Earn an MS in Literacy Education at Adelphi?

  • Build deep working relationships with your professors and peers thanks to small classroom settings.
  • Gain hands-on experience through on-site practicum opportunities at our Literacy Center.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our faculty experts who have extensive experience in the field.

Our program will prepare you for a variety of careers working with individual students at all literacy levels, whether it be as a classroom teacher, an interventional literacy teacher, clinician or a school district supervisor or coordinator of literacy charged with improving teaching and learning. We offer an integrated, theoretically grounded view geared toward addressing the needs of students and teachers in diverse communities.

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,450 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must present evidence of their qualifications for advanced study.

For international students

Applicants must have a NYS teacher certification in addition to a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Internet-based Test (IBT) TOEFL - Total of 80 or better or the completion of ELS Language Center’s Level 112 is required. The IELTS (with a score of 6.5) may also be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL exam.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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