Master in Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction

w/ Reading Specialist Endorsement

Online 34 major credits * 20 months

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Classes Beginning in January
New C&I Programs added: ESL, Gifted, Reading, and Educational Foundations
Accredited and Affordable Online Master's Programs

Program Highlights & Benefits

Expand your skills to support student growth and success in reading

20 month completion time, including holiday breaks

Complete practicum in own school

No weekend classes


Licensed or Provisionally licensed educators with at least one year experience looking to strengthen their skillset as an educator. Does not lead to licensure in Virginia.

What You Learn

The Curriculum and Instruction program at Averett has just undergone revisions to meet the changing needs of today’s teachers and learners. All students in the C&I program take a core set of courses which focus on equitable classroom practices and meeting the needs of vulnerable student populations, and then select a pathway of courses based on their interest or need.

How You Learn

You’ll take courses one at a time in 8 week blocks to allow intense study of concept. Practicum and internship experiences designed to be completed in your own school division are embedded throughout the program. No face to face meetings are required.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction w/ Reading Specialist Endorsement. This program may lead to a position as a reading specialist, coach, or interventionist. Coursework may also help a provisionally licensed teacher achieve a full license based upon the courses they need.

Degree Requirements

ED 518Orientation to Graduate Programs1
ED 501Research in Education3
ED 503Fundamentals of Teaching English Learners3
ED 505Curriculum Development3
ED 555Models and Theories I3
ED 556Models and Theories II3
ED 532Language Development3
ED 534Teaching  Literacy in the Content Area3
ED 540Survey of Reading3
ED 542Diagnoses/Prescriptions of Reading Difficulties3
ED 544Practicum in Diagnoses/Prescriptions of Reading Difficulties3
ED 546Organization and Supervision of Reading Program Development3
 Total Credit Hours:34
Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change.

Students will complete practicum work, or submit a portfolio as part of their coursework.