M.S. in Education with a Concentration in Literacy & Reading

LRE MS Grads 2019 

Our national- and state-accredited Masters in Education with a concentration in Literacy and Reading Education program opens the door to a variety of career opportunities. We invite you to be a part of a cohort, build a strong support network, learn up-to-the-minute research and practice, and equip yourself to serve as a professional literacy leader.

Our graduates have found professional success and personal reward as a:

  • private clinician
  • reading coach/specialist
  • district literacy specialist
  • teacher trainer
  • literacy coordinator
  • community college professor
  • literacy specialist in publishing and industry



Candidates earn their MS in Literacy and Reading Education and complete coursework for advanced certifications from CTC (Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Literacy and Reading Specialist Credential) in a 30 unit program. Courses can be completed by attending fully online classes.


For more information on coursework, please consult the section in the University Catalog.

For information on applying to the MS in Literacy and Reading Education, please visit the MS in Literacy and Reading Education Admissions page.


We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 online cohort. We review and accept applications on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. Therefore, we recommend that you apply before the priority deadline of November 1, 2021. Regular deadline is December  1, 2021 deadline.


*The hybrid program is a blended program where 50% of the assignments and discussions are online.  The hybrid cohort meets once a week on Mondays from 4:30-7:30pm.  This program is highly recommended for students who are not fully comfortable with the 100% online format. Space is limited.