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M.Ed. in Reading Literacy

We are so glad that you are interested in receiving certification in Reading Literacy either through our online certification only courses or through obtaining a Masters degree in Reading Literacy. The Reading Literacy program is an excellent choice for any classroom teacher!

Those completing the degree learn to assess literacy needs and provide instructional interventions for the literacy needs of all students. They will know how to develop literacy growth in all students. Further, content teachers will be equipped with the necessary literacy development skills to help their students understand the content they teach. The Masters degree in Reading Literacy also prepares candidates to be Literacy Coaches. So if you are interested in becoming a teacher who knows how to help children read or better understand important content knowledge or if you aspire to be a Literacy Coach- This is the degree for you!

The Masters of Reading Literacy is Nationally Recognized by the International Literacy Association. It is a great honor for our program to be recognized nationally and indicates that we offer an excellent program that will help you excel in the area in which you teach.


This program is based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) standards.


What do our former students say?

My time in the MUW Master's of Reading Literacy was the best learning experience of my career. I learned so much, and when I graduated I knew that I was equipped to work with students and teachers in reading and literacy.

Hope DeVenney
New Hope High School Librarian


The Reading Literacy program was very beneficial!  I am a better middle school science teacher because of the knowledge and strategies learned in content area reading!  Because of the knowledge I learned from the RL program, I am able to successfully incorporate common core standards in my instruction. 

Tracy Davis
New Hope Middle School
7th and 8th Pre-AP Science


Receiving my Master’s degree in Reading Literacy meant so much to me. It has been the best professional development I've completed. My family is so proud that I am the first member of the "Long Blue Line". I originally started a Master’s in special ed, but that didn’t “feel right”; neither did the elementary ed program.  But when I attended that very first reading class at the W, I knew that I had found my niche.  As an inclusion special ed teacher, most of my students have difficulty reading on grade level. My teachers and classmates at the W helped me learn how to help my students become better readers.  My classes prepared me to not only help my students, but my colleagues as well.  The Master’s program in Reading Literacy was the best money and time I have spent in preparing to be the best teacher I could be!

 Joni H. McCulloch, NBC
Ackerman Elementary