Elementary Education - Literacy Option

Elementary Education - Literacy Option

This program leading to a Master of Arts in Elementary Education is for elementary school teachers. Students complete foundation courses in education and in curriculum and instruction, and an area of concentration such as literacy, multicultural, middle, or elementary education. As a culminating activity, students apply theory to practice in their area of concentration through creative critical thinking.


Admission Requirements

  • Hold a valid teaching license
  • Submit an Application for Admission to a Teacher Education Program for holders of a teaching certificate/license who wish to complete an additional licensure or endorsement (Contact the College of Education Office of Student Services at (330) 972-7750)

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Elementary Education - Literacy Option are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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