TxVSN Digital Literacies

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This is a 12-credit program that prepares teachers to teach and assess children effectively online.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • 12 graduate core credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

Notification of decisions on graduate admission is made by the Office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available through the Office of Graduate Studies.


Required Courses: 12
RLIT 6302: Adolescent Digital Literacy and Reading (3)
RLIT 6303: Diverse Learner Digital Literacies and Reading (3)
RLIT 6306: Assessment Practices in Digital Literacies and Reading (3)
RLIT 6308: Digital Literacies and Reading Leadership (3)

Total graduate hours for certificate: 12

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring
Domestic April 15 October 1
International April 15 October 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $7,073.16* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-665-3661 or 956-882-6552 or email gradoffice@utrgv.edu.

Admissions Criteria

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission.

  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Valid Teaching Certificate

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb
Phone: (956) 882-7595
E-Mail: Kathy.bussertwebb@utrgv.edu