M.S. in Literacy Education

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Become a Literacy Leader.

The Literacy Education program equips educators to serve as literacy leaders in the K-12 setting.  The program offers a graduate degree in literacy, along with the competency credentials required to become a Reading Specialist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Candidates in the program become adept at applying research-supported, data-driven, literacy instruction and intervention.  Candidates likewise develop literacy leadership skills for instructional coaching, program selection, and school-wide literacy approaches.

The program is designed for practicing educators, as classes are offered after school hours and assignments are designed to be school-, classroom- and student-centered.  Courses in the literacy education program are available on-campus, on-site within school divisions in the region, at higher education centers across Virginia, and online.

The Literacy Education program leads to professional opportunities to serve as:

  • Reading Specialists (K-12)
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Title 1 Teachers
  • Literacy Supervisors and Coordinators

Financial aid and scholarships are available. 


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Receive instruction in a variety of innovative and up-to-date literacy courses.

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