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Master of education
A master’s degree in literacy education from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) can help you advance your career in reading instruction. If you want to better serve students in overcoming their challenges in reading and writing, this may be the program for you.
Official nameMaster of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in literacy education
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This degree has potential benefits for
- Language arts teachers
- Reading development instructors
- Reading Intervention Teachers
- Remedial reading instructors
- Special education teachers
- Title I reading instructors
Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semi-sequenced and semester-based.
The majority of students take two classes per semester and earn their master’s degrees in two years.
Course work includes
- Foundational aspects of literacy
- Fundamentals of language development from birth to adolescence
- Language, culture and leadership
- Literacy pedagogy and assessment
- Techniques and strategies for teaching reading K–12
- Understanding and conducting research in reading
Note: This program does not lead to initial teacher certification, but a course plan can be designed so you earn your master’s degree and Special Reading (K–12) Certificate from the state of Missouri.