Literacy & The Teaching of Writing

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration
Plymouth State’s MEd in Literacy and the Teaching of Writing is designed to meet a wide variety of students’ needs and interests. Offered jointly by the English Department and the Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum Department, students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members who have extensive experience and expertise in the field.

The National Writing Project Teacher Consultant concentration builds on the NWPNH summer institutes to prepare teacher leaders in the area of writing instruction who will act as teacher consultants for the NWPNH.

The Teaching Writing concentration is designed for students who want to enhance their own writing in various genres and becoming writing specialists in various settings at all levels of education and in the community or to prepare for further graduate study in writing related fields.

Students may choose from the following options:

National Writing Project Teacher Consultant
Teaching Writing
Admissions requirements for the MEd in Literacy and the Teaching of Writing programs require the following materials to be submitted through our online application.

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

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