Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)


(Including K-12 Reading Endorsement)

100% Online 30 major credits * 20-22 Months

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Courses stress practical applications

20-22 month completion time, including holiday breaks

Course schedule designed for working educators

99% pass rate on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) Reading Teacher test

What You Learn

The Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with a K-12 Reading Endorsement is designed to prepare teachers to meet the learning needs of today’s K-12 students. Emphasis is placed on literacy development.

How You Learn

This program is an accelerated 20-22 month cohort program, finishing one course at a time every 8 weeks. Online learning format include weekly discussion boards and optional virtual meetings. 


You must hold a current and valid Minnesota Tier 3 or Tier 4 teaching license to enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program with the K-12 Reading Endorsement or the K-12 Reading Endorsement program. Note: A passing score on the MTLE Reading test is required to earn the K-12 Reading Endorsement. The endorsement is added to your initial teaching license.

Students not looking to obtain an additional endorsement or who do not hold a current and valid Tier 3 or Tier 4 teaching license in Minnesota may earn a Master of Arts in Education in Literacy.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with the K-12 Reading Endorsement.

Licensure Disclosure Statement: 

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP Global’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP Global’s is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with a K-12 Reading Endorsement

CI 560*Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561*Foundations of Literacy3
CI 562*Literacy Strategies for Grades K-63
CI 563*Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-123
CI 564*Assessment, Evaluation, and Supervision in Literacy Programs3
CI 570Writing Across the Content Areas3
CI 575Teaching Literacy for Diverse Learners3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 512Ethical Issues for Professional Educators3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.

The state of Minnesota requires completion of 30 clinical hours to complete the K-12 Reading Endorsement. These hours are embedded in the coursework. The total hours are made up of 8 hours of volunteer time in grades 6th-8th (middle school), 8 hours of time in grades K-5th (elementary school), 8 hours of time in 9th-12th (high school) and 6 hours shadowing a district employee working in the realm of literacy. The hours will need to be completed outside of the teacher’s regular classroom, during the regular school year (not during summer school). Please make sure to allow for personal time to complete these hours prior to starting the program.

*Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the Reading Endorsement only.