Literacy Education (M.A.E)

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Program Overview:

This degree is designed for students whose work is primarily in professional education. Two plans of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Education are available: one plan requires the writing of a thesis; the other does not. Many programs at this level carry with them the requirements for teacher licensure. In some cases, the student may be building up competency in a field in which s(he) has had little or no preparation at the bachelor's level. For these reasons some of the programs must carry with them a substantial number of specific requirements. Whenever possible, however, an effort is made to keep the specific course requirements for each major at a minimum, so the student, with the help of her/his advisor and the departmental committee, may plan the graduate program which will best meet the student's individual needs. Next cohort starts in Fall 2022.

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts sent from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5), or Duolingo (105)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Statement addressing professional background, motivation for seeking degree in Literacy Education, and career goals.
  • Writing Exam: Literacy Education (MAE) applicants should contact the Literacy Education office ((319) 273-2698) for information about the proctored writing exam. The exam can be given on campus or at your location through a proctor. The exam is a timed essay/written response to a predetermined question. It provides information about incoming applicants academic writing skills and general literacy education content knowledge.

Application Deadlines:

  • July 15, 2022 for cohort starting August 2022

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