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A master’s degree in literacy education from MU 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
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education | 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, 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 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are sequenced and semester-based.
You can choose from a 2 year plan or 4 year plan. 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