Master of Arts in Literacy Education
Hamline University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Literacy Education program provides educators with a current curriculum, preparing them to teach students the literacy skills necessary to learn, communicate, and problem-solve in the modern world.  Educators will learn gain a foundation in the theoretical and practical bases of effective 21st-century literacy instruction, including critical and digital literacy, and develop the expertise needed to enrich the literacy learning of diverse students across developmental levels, academic disciplines, and social and cultural contexts.  Graduates become advocates for literacy through a comprehensive understanding of literacy development, process, and instruction.  Courses include:

  • Essentials in Literacy
  • Understanding Learning 
  • Investigating Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education 
  • Critical Literacy 
  • Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy for Educators


  • Official transcript of a bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (conditional admission considered for GPA of 2.5-2.9 with added credentials)
  • Essay
  • Intended for professionals with a teaching license

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission