What can I do with this program after I graduate?

  • The M.Ed. in Reading Education program qualifies graduates who hold a North Carolina professional educator's license for an advanced North Carolina K-12 Reading Education license at the master's level. Graduates from the program who do not have a professional educator's license can earn the M.Ed. in Reading degree but will not be eligible licensure at any level.

The M.Ed. in Reading Education program is 33 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The program is designed as a cohort model.  Students can complete the degree within two years/five semesters.

Phase I: Foundations of Literacy and Leadership (6 credit hours)

  • READ 6100 Current Issues and Practices in Literacy Education (3)
  • READ 6300 Global Literacy in a Multicultural World: Genre Study (3)

Phase II: Developmentally Appropriate Assessment and Instruction (21 credit hours)

  • RSCH 6101 Research Methods (3)
  • READ 6250 Emergent and Elementary Literacy (3)
  • READ 6255 Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing (3)
  • READ 6204 Teaching Reading to English Language Learners (3)
  • READ 6252 K-12 Writing Development and Instruction (3)
  • EDUC 6254 Individualizing Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
  • ELED 6303 Teacher Inquiry and Data Analysis in the Elementary Classroom (3)

Phase III: Advanced Literacy Intervention & Leadership (6 credit hours)

  • READ 6474 Collaborative Leadership in Literacy Education (3)
  • READ 6260 Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction in Reading (3)

Early-Entry: