Master of Education in Literacy Education

Reading continues to be one of the most important subjects taught in school. The earlier and better a student can read, the more he or she can take advantage of opportunities and excel in the classroom. Depending on your current career situation, complete the program in a few as four consecutive semesters, or take a slower, more manageable pace.In order to better prepare students for the future, today’s schools need teachers who are trained in nurturing and developing the reading habits of our students from elementary school through high school. Southeastern’s Master of Education in Literacy Education program equips you to do just that. Courses in this 36-credit hour program are offered in an eight-week online delivery format. Although the program is in-depth and rigorous, the flexibility of the online format allows you to schedule your studies around your life, enabling you to still maintain your current career and family life.

Enhance your understanding of the reading process in order to better prepare students for future academic and career success.

Program Details

Total credit hours — 36

Cost per credit hour — $375
Estimated total tuition cost — $13,500

Financial Aid

We have Financial Aid staff dedicated specifically to graduate students. These staff members can assist you with coordinating employer assistance benefits, church-matching scholarships, federal aid, private loans, and military benefits. Convenient payment plans are also available.

Sample Core Courses

  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts (EDUC 5033) — This course addresses critical topics in teaching reading and language arts in the elementary school. Practicing teachers will review current research on reading and language arts instruction and determine ways research can inform and direct instruction and classroom practice.
  • Measurement and Assessment in Reading (EDUC 5553) — This course examines the administration and interpretation of instructional assessments to include screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring with purposes of prevention, identification, and differentiation of instruction of reading difficulties.
  • Content Area Reading and Learning (EDUC 5563) — This course presents the theoretical foundation and current best practices for content area reading, writing, and study skills.
  • Developing Literacy with English Language Learners (TESL 5003) — This course provides a critical understanding of instructional delivery, which caters for the linguistic and literacy needs of English language learners (ELLs). This course provides students with the basis to negotiate issues of applied linguistics, critical pedagogy, language varieties, multicultural communities, critical literacy and reading development. The course explores language uses, dialect and accent, language endangerment, language change and the core areas of linguistics research: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition.

Curriculum and Diverse Learners

Foundations of Exceptional Student Education

Educational Research

Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Research-Based Practices of Reading and Writing Instruction

Measurement and Assessment in Reading

Content Area Reading and Learning

Organization and Administration of Reading Programs

Advanced Foundations in Reading Education

Developing Literacy with English Language Learners Through Applied Linguistics

Elementary teacher

Secondary teacher

Intensive reading teacher

Reading coach

Curriculum coordinator

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