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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Literacy

West Chester , PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Literacy is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Literacy coaching
Master of Education (M Ed) Reading
(Teaching Certificate) Reading specialist
(Certificate) Literacy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT if GPA is below 3.0
Minimum GPA of 3.0, portfolio assessment
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
39
Accepted
31
Enrolled
95%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT if GPA is below 3.0
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, teaching certificate, two letters of reference

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

135
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.22%
Black or African American 0.74%
White or Caucasian 97%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (2%)
Female (97%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teaching and mentoring pre-service and in-service teachers to teach literacy in urban settings, literacy and technology, children's and young adult literature, literacy and diversity, developmental word knowledge
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Carol Smith
Chair
Email: csmith@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-430-5601
Fax: 610-436-3102

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