Admission Information: Master of Education (MEd) in Literacy

A limited number of students are admitted to SPU’s MEd in Literacy degree program each year. Applicants will have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a teaching certificate. (A teaching certificate is not required if you are pursuing the MEd in Literacy With Teacher Certification option.)

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following items to Graduate Admissions:  

  • Application and $50 application processing fee.
  • Copy of current Washington state teaching certificate (not required for Literacy + Certification applicants).
  • Official transcript documenting bachelor's degree (including official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended).
    • Note, to be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Transcripts may be delivered to Graduate Admissions as long as they remain in their original, unopened university envelope. Electronic transcripts received via eSCRIP-SAFE or Parchment Exchange are also acceptable.
  • Personal statement (1–2 pages).
  • Present a GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 = A) in the last 45 quarter credits of coursework completed.*
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Moral and Character Fitness Policy form (found in the online application) for those seeking teaching certification.
  • Résumé.

*The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) will be required if GPA is less than 3.0. On the GRE, preferred minimum scores of Verbal: 148 and Quantitative: 147. On the MAT, preferred minimum scaled score of 400.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines for MEd in Literacy

Autumn Quarter: August 15
Winter Quarter: November 15
Spring Quarter: February 15
Summer Session: May 15

Application Deadline for MEd in Literacy With Teacher Certification

March 15

Contact Graduate Admissions at 800-601-0603 or

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