• Master of Arts in Literacy Education

    Hamline is a Leader in 21st-Century Literacy Education.

    Literacy—the center of all learning—serves as the foundation for students' success in the classroom and as members of society. Your students' literacy needs are ever-evolving. Therefore, Hamline School of Education's Master of Arts in Literacy Education program provides you with the most up-to-date curriculum, preparing you to inspire and instill in your students the literacy skills necessary to meet the challenges of learning, communicating, and problem solving in today's world.

    Why Hamline?

    With a Master of Arts in Literacy Education from Hamline, you will:

    • Gain a foundation in the theoretical and practical bases of effective 21st-century literacy instruction, including critical and digital literacy.
    • Develop the expertise needed to enrich the literacy learning of diverse students across developmental levels, academic disciplines, and social and cultural contexts.
    • Become an advocate for literacy through a comprehensive understanding of literacy development, process, and instruction.


    New students with outstanding records of academic achievements and leadership accomplishments in education or literacy are eligible to receive a $1,500 MA in Literacy Education merit or leadership scholarship.

    View scholarship information.

    Program Overview

    Structure: On-campus or online, with a cohort of learners in required courses
    Time to Complete: Approximately 24 months
    Program Begins: Fall term (on campus) and spring term (online)
    Curriculum: 34 credits (24 required and 10 elective)
    Cost: View current tuition rates  

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Master of Arts in Literacy Education.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    About the Program

    Inspire and instill skills necessary for learning, communicating, and problem solving in today’s world.

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