Reading/ESOL Literacy

Master of Education


Please refer to “The Graduate Admissions Process” section for general graduate admission information.

Admission to the Master of Education in Reading/ESOL Literacy degree program requires the following:

1. Submit a Graduate Application

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.

2. Submit an official transcript or transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transcripts and all application documents should be sent to the Wilmington University Office of Graduate Admissions.

3. Submit official (and complete) score reports demonstrating mastery of general knowledge, including the ability to read, write, and compute.

This requirement can be met by providing an official score report showing scores (including all sub-scores) on the ETS Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educators (ETS #5712, 5722, and 5732). Minimum acceptable scores are:

Test Minimum Score
ETS 5712 Reading 156
ETS 5722 Writing 162
ETS 5732 Mathematics 150


4. Submit a valid United States teaching certificate.

5. International students must provide results from the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) that meet current minimum score requirements.

6. Schedule a program planning conference with a Graduate Program Advisor or the Program Chair.

7. Register for MED 6102 (E-Folio) along with other course(s) selected.

NOTE: Candidates admitted prior to July 1, 2014 have until July 30, 2015 to satisfy this requirement.

The Master of Education in Reading/ESOL Literacy prepares teachers for certification as both a Reading Specialist and ESL teacher in grades K-12. Please see individual degree program descriptions for the most thorough description of each component of this dual degree.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.