• MA in Literacy Education Program Details

    Courses and Degree Requirements

    Hamline’s Master of Arts in Literacy Education (MALEd) is a flexible degree program that allows you to complete coursework at your own pace and can be completed in as few as two years.

    Online and on campus

    Designed to meet your needs, Hamline's MA-Literacy Ed provides you with options to take courses online as well as on campus.

    Required courses (24 credits)

    • LANG 8300 The Nature of Literacy Learning and Effective Instructional Practices (4 credits) previously Essentials in Literacy
    • GED 8200 Understanding Learning (2 credits)
    • GED 8210 Investigating Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education (2 credits)
    • LANG 8310 Critical Literacy: Fostering Equity, Access, and Varied Perspectives (2 credits) previously Critical Literacy 
    • GED 8220 Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy for Educators (4 credits)
    • LANG 8340 Critical Issues in Literacy Leadership: Understanding and Advocating at Local, State, and National Levels (2 credits) previously Introduction to Literacy Leadership 
    • GED 8400 Research Design (4 credits)
    • GED 8490 Capstone Project or GED 8495 Capstone Thesis (4 credits)

    Elective courses (10 credits)

    All credits must be literacy based and may be obtained through completion of:

  • Transfer Credits

    Up to five semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Master of Arts in Literacy Education.