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Master of Education in Literacy

Applicants for admission to the Master of Education degree in literacy must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and must meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration: 

  1. Submit online Graduate School application and non-refundable application fee;
  2. Satisfactory completion of writing sample as prescribed by the M.Ed. program director. In the online application you will be provided with the writing prompts and a place to upload your writing sample;
  3. Submit a copy of your current South Carolina Department of Education Class III Professional Certificate or the equivalent from another state. This should be uploaded in your online application;
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work reflecting a preferred minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Official transcripts should be sent directly to Winthrop University from the issuing institution(s);
  5. Submit official scores on either*:
    The General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Preferred scores are 151 on the Verbal Reasoning section, 153 on the Quantitative Reasoning section, and 3.5 on the writing portion.
    The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a preferred score of 392.
    *Applicants who already possess a Master's degree should contact the program director for information regarding the testing requirement.
  6. Present two letters of recommendation from professional references that relate to your professional goals. In the online application you will be required to provide the names and email addresses of two individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. These two people will then recieve an email instructing them to upload the letter into our online application system. It's a good idea to talk with these individuals ahead of time so they will be xpecting the email when they receive it.


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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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