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Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, MSEd

Master of Science in Education

A degree in literacy, culture, and language education (LCLE) prepares individuals to teach and do research in the areas of English education, foreign and second-language education, and literacy/reading education.

The IU Online MSEd in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education is designed to help you understand language and literacy processes in cultural contexts, integrate formal and informal assessment with instruction, and apply research findings to practice and internship opportunities. You interact with children, high school and college youth, and adults. You also have plenty of opportunities to apply current technology to teaching and learning.

Your IU Online MSEd in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education prepares you for such careers as:

  • English teacher 
  • Language education specialist 
  • Reading specialist 
  • Instructional materials writer 
  • Instructional materials editor 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MSEd in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education you must complete 36 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • LCLE core courses (15 credit hours) 
  • Foundation courses (6 credit hours) 
  • Elective courses (15 credit hours) 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores 
  • Resume (international students only)
  • TOEFL score from last two years (international students only) 


  • L500Instructional Issues in Language Education3 Credits
  • L605Capstone in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education3 Credits
  • LXXXThree additional Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (L) courses9 Credits
  • Inquiry Course3 Credits

    Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.) -- OR -- another similar inquiry course from the approved list, with advisor approval.

  • Substantive Core3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.10
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.24
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.72
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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