Grand Valley State University

College of Education

Literacy Studies


G 129 MRC

920 Eberhard Center

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Literacy Studes; Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts; Master of Education in TESOL, Certification;Endorsements;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The reading/language arts program is highly respected at both the state and national level and has achieved national recognition status from the International Reading Association. The program is offered through Grand Valley’s College of Education and is helpful for classroom teachers who want to expand their skills in dealing with students in language arts programs as well as for all professionals who deal with the problems of reading adjustment. The teaching English to speakers of other languages program provides training in linguistics principles and their application, theories of language acquisition, instructional methodology and curriculum design, and other topics. Master's degree programs in reading and teaching English to speakers of other languages require 33 credits. Students may earn either an elementary or secondary State of Michigan endorsement as part of their master's degree program. The K-12 reading specialist program requires 36 hours. Students completing the reading specialist program will earn a master's degree and are eligible to receive the State of Michigan reading specialist endorsement.


Grand Valley State University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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