General Requirements

Admission into Reading & Literacy Education at all degree levels requires submission of UF graduate application form, to be completed online at Additional materials, listed below, must be submitted to the School of Teaching and Learning (STL) in the College of Education (

Additional Admissions Materials

Please submit the following materials to the School of Teaching and Learning (STL) in the College of Education (
  • A statement of purpose explaining why you want to pursue the degree.
  • All official transcripts from institutions of higher education you attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation (recommendation form is downloadable at UF Graduate School website).
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A sample of recent academic writing.
  • Evidence of classroom teaching experience (e.g. a bachelor degree from an accredited teacher preparation program, a permanent or temporary teaching license, an official letter attesting to classroom work).
  • A bachelor’s degree (for master’s and Ed.S. applicants) or a master’s degree (for doctoral applicants) from a regionally accredited college or university.
These application materials are evaluated holistically, using the guidelines established by the University, College of Education, and the School of Teaching and Learning. The guidelines can be accessed at Admission decisions are rendered based on multiple sources of numerical and qualitative data presented in the application packet, as well as on the goals of Reading and Literacy Education and the expertise of its faculty. Applications are reviewed as soon as they are complete for Fall, Spring, or Summer admissions. Students matriculate in the semester closest to their official date of admission.
*Note: Candidates interested in pursuing a Reading Endorsement need only submit a UF application form indicating post-baccalaureate admission. No additional materials are required.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the most current rates, check out the following pages: University of Florida’s tuition and fees and UF College of Education’s tuition and fees.
Applicants to Reading and Literacy Education are eligible for University fellowships (for doctoral applicants only), College scholarships, and/or departmental teaching and research assistantships. These awards are granted on a competitive basis. Please direct your inquiries about these awards to the Graduate Studies Office in the School of Teaching and Learning.
For candidates interested in pursuing a K-12 teaching career, financial assistance is also available through Florida Department of Education’s “Critical Teacher Shortage Student Loan Forgiveness” and “Critical Teacher Shortage Tuition Reimbursement” programs.