Roger Williams University

School of Education

M.A. Literacy Education


One Old Ferry Road

Bristol, RI 02809

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Literacy Education

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Literacy Education is designed to provide licensed teachers with the necessary skills to thrive as reading specialists. The program is taught by expert literacy professors dedicated to delivering high-quality instruction to help teachers develop competencies in literary instruction, assessment and leadership. A hybrid learning model allows for students to complete the program in just 18 months. 

The program leads to certification as a Pre-K-12 reading specialist/consultant in the state of Rhode Island and in member states of the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC). With a strong emphasis on social justice, civil discourse, and global citizenship, the program is designed in a part-time cohort format with hybrid course delivery for busy classroom teachers. Recent graduates may also participate in the program if they already possess teaching certification.


The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)

International Student Requirements:

International applicants are not eligible for this program.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 31

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 573 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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