Language And Literacy Education

Degree: M.Ed.

Refine your teaching skills and apply your undergraduate knowledge through the reading specialist or English as a second language concentrations within Millersville University's graduate Language and Literacy Education program.

These programs are available in a blended format.  Fully online options are available for eligible students.

Why Study This Program?

Apply and refine your expertise in early, middle and exceptional education through Millersville University's graduate Language and Literacy Education program.

The highly regarded education degrees offered at Millersville reflect the University's long history of training prepared and passionate teachers since 1855. MU is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women. The Elementary and Early Childhood programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

This graduate Language and Literacy Education program, offered by the early, middle and exceptional education department, allows students to choose between two concentrations: a reading specialist concentration leading to reading specialist certification or an English as a second language concentration leading to ESL certification. Both concentrations open up opportunities for elementary and secondary teachers to participate in original research and experiential programs in this field.

Admission to the program is open to applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification. This program allows for rolling admission and caters to both full- and part-time students.

Graduates of this program receive a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Language and Literacy Education.

What Will You Learn?

Both concentrations within the Language and Literacy Education program incorporate professional core studies courses about research methods, student psychology and education philosophies, and specialized required courses.

The reading specialist concentration explores foundations of reading and writing, disabilities and teaching methods. Students compliment their studies with a literacy elective of their choice and have the option to pursue a research thesis.

The English as a second language (ESL) concentration encourages graduate students to study and practice second language acquisition, linguistic diversity and language interventions through a clinical practicum. Students concurrently study literature, linguistics and other multicultural aspects. As Millersville University is an approved provider of a Program Specialist-ESL certificate, graduates of this program are eligible to receive ESL add-on certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.