Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Arts in Literacy Education


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Literacy Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Literacy Education offers a Master of Arts in Literacy Education leading to a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaching Endorsement . The program is designed to meet the urgent need for informed and trained instructional leaders in literacy education. The specific objectives of the programs are: ? to increase candidates’ knowledge of the nature and scope of literacy processes; to advance professional growth in the teaching of literacy ? to provide specialized training in assessment and intervention for students who struggle with reading and writing ? to prepare candidates for leadership in literacy instructional planning, curriculum development, and professional support. Careers ? Reading Specialists in schools, coordinating schoolwide literacy programs and working with colleagues to design effective literacy instruction for all students ? Literacy Coaches in schools, designing professional development for teachers and providing instructional support in classrooms ? Interventionists, providing specialized instruction for students who struggle with reading and writing Program of Study LTCY 501 Literacy Instruction in Elementary Grades LTCY 502 Literacy Instruction in Content Areas in Middle and High Schools LTCY 503 Foundations of Literacy Education LTCY 504 Literature for Instruction in a Diverse Society LTCY 505 Writing Instruction in Elementary Schools OR LTCY 506 Writing Instruction in Content Areas in Middle and High Schools LTCY 507 Literacy Assessment and Instructional Planning LTCY 508 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention: Elementary Level LTCY 510 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention: Secondary Level LTCY 511 Research Seminar in Literacy LTCY 512 Leadership in Literacy Instruction One 500-level LTCY elective


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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