Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


General Information

Degrees Offered


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 and who can 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
About the Program

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Pamela Dunston)

Application Requirements

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Pamela Dunston)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.

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English Language Studies

About ELS

Conditional language admission is offered to graduate candidates who have met all admission requirements except language proficiency. Students may meet language proficiency requirements through completion of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program.

Standardized Exam

The academic program reserves the right to require applicants admitted with conditional letters of admission (CLAs) to post adequate GMAT or GRE scores prior to matriculating into the program.