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MA Literacy Education

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

9511.11 USD
6730.38 USD

Application fee

International 162 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)82
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)646

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About this course

Our programs in Literacy Education engage teachers and other professional educators in the study of rich language and literacy practices from early childhood through adolescence and adulthood. Literacy studies have expanded dramatically in recent years and our internationally known Faculty draw on many disciplines that inform the study of language and literacy education, including cognitive, linguistic, anthropological, cultural, literary, critical and post-structural perspectives.

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Eligibility Criteria

The program normally requires:

  • 18 credits of senior coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  • two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

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Course Modules

The program consists of 30 credits.

  • A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level.
  • A 9-credit thesis (LLED 599) is included.
  • The thesis serves as the capstone experience required for Teacher Qualification Service for B.C. teachers.

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How to Apply

  • Completed online application
  • Two official copies of transcripts Submit two (2) official copies of transcripts / degree certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, directly to the ECPS Graduate Program Assistant for the program to which you are applying, except for UBC transcripts 
  • Please be aware that, even if you have graduated from UBC, you are still responsible for submitting two (2) sets of transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions that you have attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.).
  • Three (3) Electronic References We require references to be submitted electronically and you should let your referees know that we will not accept references by mail. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • In the online application system, applicants are asked to provide an email address for each referee.  A unique link will be emailed to each referee, allowing them to log in to a secure site and submit an online reference or upload a reference document as an attachment.
  • GRE and TOEFL scores have to be submitted.

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