Clemson University

College of Health, Education and Human Development

Literacy Education


Strom Thurmond Institute

Clemson, SC 29634

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed.-Literacy Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The purpose of a Master's of Education in Literacy is to educate reading professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of reading theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research. Students also use that knowledge to plan appropriate reading programs and curricula for a variety of contexts, and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences. Graduates of the Master's of Education in Literacy program will demonstrate: •An understanding of reading as the process of constructing meaning through the interaction of the reader's existing knowledge, the information suggested by the written language and the context of the reading situation. •Knowledge of the influence of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds on the reading process and how to use what the reader brings to the reading experience. •An understanding of relationships among the language processes of reading, writing, listening and speaking. •Support for students in acquiring the ability to monitor comprehension and reading processes and apply appropriate strategies for a variety of purposes. •Knowledge of assessments that involve multiple indicators of learner progress. •Development of an environment that motivates students to pursue and respond to reading and writing for personal growth and development. •Classroom-based research in reading. •Expertise in sharing knowledge of reading research and instructional practices with peers.


Clemson is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a category comprising less than 4 percent of all universities in America.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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