Southern Adventist University

School of Education and Psychology

Literacy Education


4881 Taylor Circle

Collegedale, TN 37315

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science emphasis in Literacy Education is designed to empower classroom teachers to keep children at the heart of all literacy instruction, while responding to the demands of research-based teaching practices mandated by federal initiatives such as No Child Left Behind. It is our commitment that the M.S.Ed. programs should focus on enhancing classroom practice. Graduate students are given ample opportunities to translate theory into practice. Most classes contain a significant applications component. Literacy Internship and Professional Applications in Literacy are tailored to facilitate change in the classroom as well as in the community. The emphasis in Literacy Education honors the calling of all educators—to guide students in leading richly literate lives. Together we will hold tight to what matters most—the students we teach.



International Student Requirements:

The minimum TOEFL score necessary to be admitted to our Master of Science in Education program is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 100 on the internet-based test. Also, applicants are asked to submit two recommendations (form can be provided) and official transcript(s) of any previous degree(s), etc. At least 9 semester hours of education classes at the undergraduate level. Please note that students are asked to complete all pre-requisites prior to enrollment in Master’s courses. Contact Mrs. Melodie Lopez in the Graduate Studies Office ( for additional information regarding international student requirements.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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