Master of Education


Reading Specialist Endorsement and ESL Endorsement

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Online 48 credits * 2.5 years
Lowest online tuition rate in the state of Nebraska
Many M.Ed. programs reduced from 36 to 30 credit hours

Program Highlights & Benefits

Give students a lifelong love of reading and writing

Earn Master’s with the Reading and ESL Endorsement

Online & Asynchronous Format

No GRE or Entrance Exam Required


Current teachers who want to earn a Master of Education degree in Literacy w/ a Reading Specialist Endorsement and ESL Endorsement.

What You Learn

Study how to effectively bridge the language gap for students whose native language is not English and help them reach their full potential.

How You Learn

This is an online cohort. You will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. You will finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks.

Career Outcomes

You can help students from varying backgrounds learn the English language. The degree also gives you the skills to teach adult students English to help them prepare for further education to get a job.

Courses Offered

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 566

Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools

EDUC 594

Research Evaluation and Design

PSY 511

Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning

EDUC 519

Word Study: Decoding, Comprehension & Fluency

EDUC 565

The Young Child: Language and Literacy Development

EDUC 622

Teaching Writing in Grades PK-12

EDUC 635

Survey of Contemporary Literature from PK-12

EDUC 520

Literacy Assessment and Intervention

EDUC 630

Preliminary Design and Processes for a Case Study

EDUC 631

Creating a Case Study in Literacy

EDUC 625

Serving and Leading in Community and World

EDUC 524*

ESL/ELL Instruction

EDUC 525*

ESL/ELL Curriculum and Assessment

EDUC 623*

Linguistics for Educators

EDUC 526*

Language and Culture

EDUC 527*

ESL/TESOL Capstone

 Total Credit Hours:48

If you do not want to earn a master’s degree, you can take 5 courses in order to earn the English as a Second Language Endorsement only.

*Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the English as a Second Language Endorsement.