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Master’s in Language, Literacy and Technology

The Language, Literacy, and Technology graduate program prepares graduates for academic and leadership positions in teaching, research, and service with a focus on equity and social justice. The graduate program in Language, Literacy, and Technology includes a broad curriculum of study, including foundational courses in: literacy within the disciplines, the study of computer-assisted language and literacy development, and communicating in a multi-ingual and multi-literate society.

Students may earn a non-thesis practitioners degree in Master of Education (Ed.M.), available on all four campuses; or the thesis research degree in Master of Arts (M.A.), offered on Pullman or Spokane campuses.

To Apply

Applicants must complete the LLT Masters App as part of the application packet as well as apply directly to the WSU Graduate School.

Master of Education Degree (Ed.M.)

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree in LLT is designed for students wishing to extend their knowledge and skills in education, expand their content knowledge, and/or pursue leadership roles in schools and organizations/agencies. The Ed.M. degree program consists of a minimum of 30 graded credits plus a minimum of two credits for final project (702). The 702 usually involves research/scholarship activities associated with a Special Project. The performance criteria in Tch_Lrn 702 are based on a satisfactory/fail scale, as opposed to a letter grade. Students work with their faculty advisor to plan a course of study that is intellectually coherent and relevant to your needs and interests.

Master of Arts Degree (M.A.)

The Master of Arts (MA) degree is designed for students who desire to study and explore educational research. The MA degree is well suited for those students wishing to eventually pursue a doctoral degree or a research/leadership role in schools or organizations/agencies. The MA degree program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, with an additional four credits of thesis work (700). The performance criteria in Tch_Lrn 700 are based on a satisfactory/fail scale, as opposed to a letter grade.Students work with their faculty advisor to plan a course of study that is intellectually coherent and relevant to your needs and interests.

Alignment with Endorsement Programs

WSU Spokane’s LLT master’s degree programs may be combined with teaching endorsements in English Language Learners or Reading.  Gradate courses for these endorsement programs may be applied to the master’s degree program of study.  Please note that adding an endorsement to your master’s degree program of study requires additional application materials. Contact Kelly LaGrutta (lagrutta@wsu.edu) for information about starting teaching endorsement programs.

Application Process

Please note that application is a multi-step process and often takes four to six weeks to complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Steps to application:

  • Apply online to the WSU Graduate School for acceptance to the university, and simultaneously
  • Submit supplemental materials to the department for acceptance into the degree program.

Application deadlines:

  • November 1, last day to apply for spring semester (January start).
  • March 15, last day to apply for summer semester (May start)
  • June 15, last day to apply for fall semester (August start)

For application instructions, please refer to the Checklist and Instructions for Admission Requirements provided with the application packet.

  • Master’s Degree LLT Departmental Application (Word)
  • LLT Master’s Degree Handbook

 

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