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

Literacy Specialist w/ Teacher Leader Endorsement

for Certified Teachers

Online 33 major credits * 20 months

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Program Highlights & Benefits

100% online cohort

20 month completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE required for some programs

No weekend classes


Experienced teachers who hold a teaching certificate (Secondary English or ANY other field) and wish to earn a first Master’s Degree in Literacy Specialist Education (Rank 2). Experienced teachers who hold a teaching certification and a first Master’s Degree in education may also choose to complete this program to earn a second Master’s degree and Rank 1.

What You Learn

The basic tenet of the Master’s Degree with Literacy Specialist is to empower candidates to become specialists in literacy education. Candidates will learn to assess and develop the literacy potential of students grades K-12. Through research, data collection, assessment, and practice candidates will learn to effectively identify and address the literacy needs of students.

How You Learn

This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master’s Degree in Education Literacy Specialist with a Teacher Leader Endorsement. A passing score on the appropriate PRAXIS exam will lead to a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach within a school building, and/or a Reading Supervisor within a district.

Degree Requirements

EDU 516Research Based Practices in Literacy Instruction K-123
EDU 517Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy3
EDU 662Research and Practice: Assessing and Facilitating Students’ Literacy Development I & II (field component)6
EDU 604Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration3
EDU 510Foundations: Becoming a Teacher Leader3
EDU 527Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders3
ENG 526Teaching Composition Across the Curriculum3
EDU 626Developing Teacher Leadership though Research/Implementation of Capstone Research Project6
EDU 529Teaching in a Diverse Society: Deepening Skills for Teacher Leaders3
 Total Credit Hours:33
Please Note:

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.