Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Reading and Literacy Program

Online 36 credit hours * 2 years

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
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Program Highlights & Benefits


License-only option available

Accommodates working teachers who are seeking specialist license

Networking opportunities and job placement support


Educators seeking licensure in Reading and Literacy (PreK-12)

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and approach to the process of reading and development of literacy skills.
  • Design high quality instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments. 
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice.
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.

How You Learn

Online courses, around your schedule

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Master’s in Education, and will be eligible for initial licensure in Reading and Literacy to teach in a Massachusetts public school setting.

Degree Requirements

Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

Prerequisite for Initial Licensure: An initial teaching license

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

EDN 530 OR EDN 575Sheltered English Immersion OR Data Literacy3
RDL 500 Early Literacy Development *3
RDL 505Adolescent Literacy3
RDL 510 Children’s & Young Adult Literature *3
RDL 515Writing Instruction *3
RDL 520Assessment of Reading Skills *3
RDL 525Reading Difficulties *3
RDL 530 Theories of Language and Linguistics3
RDL 550Literacy Coaching (Pre-Practicum) *3
RDL 560 

Practicum in Reading and Literacy *

RDL 565 Reflective Seminar in Reading and Literacy *3
SPE 525 Assistive and Augmentative Technologies *3
 Total Requirements 36

*Courses required to obtain the Initial license

Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure

*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor

Electives – 9 cr.

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

RDL 500Early Literacy Development3
RDL 505Adolescent Literacy3
RDL 515Writing Instruction3
RDL 520Assessment of Reading Skills3
RDL 510Children’s & Young Adult Literature3
RDL 525Reading Difficulties3
SPE 525Assistive and Augmentative Technologies3
RDL 530Theories of Language and Linguistics3
 Total Requirements 36
Please Note:

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