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Literacy Education

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Allison Dagen
Associate Professor
phone: 304-293-4417

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Allison Dagen
Associate Professor
phone: 304-293-4417

Program Details

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Reading is a professional graduate program leading to PreK-Adult Reading Specialist certification in West Virginia. The complete program is offered on-campus in Morgantown and through extended learning sites.

Graduates of this program may attach Reading Specialist certification to their current teaching area. (Graduates must also pass the PRAXIS exam required for certification.) They will be prepared to assume reading specialist roles in elementary or secondary classrooms, Title I contexts, and in other school leadership opportunities.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: April 30
  • Spring Deadline: November 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.