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Master of Education Literacy Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 49 Tuition: $12,900
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Program Overview


Develop the skills to boost student literacy in a supportive learning environment in the Master of Education – Literacy online program from Eastern Washington University.

Literacy is a critical skill for academic success, and this program can provide you with the knowledge to support the diverse learning needs of a P-12 classroom. Based on current research and best practices, the curriculum is applicable for teachers in the field and for those who are interested in becoming reading specialists in schools.

This online program teaches all of the specific skills mentioned in literacy competencies for the state of Washington while aiming to increase your effectiveness in the classroom and to develop your assessment skills. Certified Washington educators can earn a P-12 reading endorsement on their teaching certificate. If you're from outside the state, endorsement will depend on the authorization granted by your state.

The program is designed by our literacy faculty, who have extensive experience teaching reading, writing, and English Language Arts (ELA) in K-12 settings. They can provide the expertise and guidance to expand your knowledge of literacy instruction and pedagogy.

Become a Reading Specialist, Title 1 Specialist, District Reading Curriculum Specialist, or classroom teacher with enhanced skills in literacy instruction. This path also affords you the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in literacy for community colleges or as adjuncts at universities.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Education – Literacy online, you must complete 12 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 25 credit hours of common core courses (including an internship) and 24 credit hours of specialization courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

To see the full list of M.Ed. – Literacy online courses, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Master of Education – Literacy online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit transcripts verifying a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits. A teaching certificate is also required.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Literacy online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Master of Education – Literacy online degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Literacy online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, the Master of Education – Literacy online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before beginning, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the M.Ed. – Literacy online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Master of Education – Literacy online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (49 credit hours), including 25 credit hours of common core courses and 24 credit hours of specialization courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An analysis of American democratic ideology in relation to major social problems such as race, social stratification, leisure, population movements, family life, and the involvement of the public schools. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, EDUC 531 or 532 are department-approved substitutes for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: varies per program

Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

This course provides M.Ed. candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate courses in education that include a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding program competencies. The course also provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Advanced study of literature based teaching. Explores ways of building a literate classroom by connecting children and books with special ways on supporting students in becoming fluent readers. Understand how to select and adapt instructional content, including technology-based materials. Demonstrate knowledge of the range of genre, text types, and text language in classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course designed to provide classroom teachers an opportunity to revisit current reading pedagogical knowledge, including knowledge of essential components of reading (phonics, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension), phonological awareness, print concepts, and academic language. Students will explore meaningful ways in which reading instruction may be infused and integrated within content areas of the curriculum, including Common Core State Standards. Teacher assessment and student self-assessment as a means to inform teaching and learning will be an additional focus of the course.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course centers on theoretical and evidence-based research into reading and literacy instruction. The course is based on the inquiry cycle, which will provide the organizational structure for class participation. An emphasis on topics related to current research in the field of literacy, including collegial practices. Class sessions will include small group brainstorming and discussion, reading, explorations, browsing, workshop experiences, presentations, and teaching demonstrations.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Advanced course with emphasis on models for reading, writing and language arts integration. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationships of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students demonstrate knowledge of how to integrate a variety of classroom-based materials using a wide range of curriculum materials and instructional strategies. Know-how to plan systematic instruction using Common Core State Standards and current literacy research to guide instruction. Covers total program: management, methods, materials and techniques.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An advanced course for students wanting to study current literature on literacy as practiced in a variety of social contexts, as evaluated through a number of critical perspectives. Developing practitioners reflect and discuss the importance of respecting socio-economic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity in the teaching process. Demonstrate knowledge that students’ interests, literacy skill, and funds of knowledge are always considered and integrated within literacy practices. Instructional implications will be highlighted so students will develop reflective and sound classroom practice.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is designed to examine the causes and correlates of individual differences in reading ability. Knowledge of foundations of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics and orthography. Integration and analysis of multiple assessment tools and knowledge of the assessment/instruction cycle (data analysis, universal screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, formative, summative), and how to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate evidence-based literacy instruction. Specialized, intensive approaches for the improvement of literacy skills will be examined. Reflection will include the influence and impact on literacy for English Language Learners, special needs students, and struggling readers.

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Admissions


Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Education – Literacy online program, along with information on required documents.

M.Ed. – Literacy Online Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the Master of Education – Literacy online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a $75 application fee.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Education – Literacy $263.26 $1,053.04 $12,900
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Calendar


The M.Ed. – Literacy program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I Sept. 17, 2018 Aug. 31, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 14, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018
Fall II Oct. 29, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018 Dec. 7, 2018
Winter I Jan. 4, 2019 Dec. 19, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 Jan. 3, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019
Winter II Feb. 15, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 Feb. 12, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019 March 28, 2019
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