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Literacy Education

Master of Education

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Develop and nurture a love of reading among your students.

In addition to the newest, most innovative methods, you’ll dive deep into time-tested principles for teaching material in all subject areas. You’ll also learn more about the development of children, how to nurture their unique gifts, and how to create meaningful curriculum.

About This Degree

Designed for working teachers, our program prepares you for certification in literacy education. Teachers know that reading is one of the most important skills for students to grasp, and having multiple tools available increases the likelihood of developing successful readers.

Through this program, you'll study:

  • Research-based practices for teaching literacy to increase student reading and writing achievement
  • Theoretical foundations and modern best practices for content area reading, writing, and study skills
  • Assessing and measuring reading difficulties
  • Organizing and implementing reading programs for K–12 students
  • Historical development and cognitive fundamentals of reading processes
  • How to support the linguistic and literacy needs of English language learners
  • Various methods for creating curricula, conducting educational research, and working with exceptional students
  • Advanced methods for language arts instruction
  • To ensure that you’re modeling current methodology in your work, our faculty integrates research-based best practices into the rigorous curriculum.

Upon graduation, you can advance your career in K–12 public and private schools, as well as at private reading clinics. Learn from faculty who are experts in the field through our challenging program’s flexible online format.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 36

Est. Program Length: 18–24 months 

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Career Ideas

Our online master’s degree in literacy prepares you for a variety of careers within education, such as:

  • Elementary teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Intensive reading teacher
  • Reading coach
  • Curriculum coordinator