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MA in Literacy Education

Online or hybrid literacy education program

Take your knowledge of literacy education to the next level. Literacy—the center of all learning—serves as the foundation for your students' success in the classroom and as members of society. Instilling literacy skills in your students is essential for them to meet the challenges of learning, communicating, and problem-solving in today's world.

With Hamline’s Master of Arts in Literacy Education, you will

  • Gain a foundation in the theoretical and practical bases of effective 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

MA in Literacy Education program details

Are courses available online and on-campus? With Hamline’s MALEd program, you can enroll completely online or choose a hybrid program that offers both on-campus and online coursework for maximum flexibility and convenience
When can I start? Apply and begin the program any term, including summer term
How long will it take? You decide your pace and can graduate in as few as 24 months
How many credits and courses are part of the master's? The MA in Literacy Education is 34 credits and 10-12 courses depending on what electives you choose. You can also transfer a graduate education certificate to satisfy 10 elective credits.
Are scholarships available? Several scholarships and tuition discounts are available.