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Reading and literacy has become a specialized field and the demand for certified Reading Specialists continues to increase. Benedictine University's Master of Education online Reading and Literacy concentration is a fully accredited program designed for current and future educators.
Our Master of Education online degree seeks to nurture an understanding of teachers as researchers who use both formal and informal inquiries to answer both theoretical and practical questions. In this progressive program, you will learn how to design an instructional curriculum that develops and assesses a student's literacy capability, regardless of whether the student is a native speaker.
Earn a Respected Master of Education Online from Benedictine University
As a student enrolled in our 33 credit-hour Master of Education online degree, you will explore the value of reading, writing, and technology as tools for student learning. In addition, you will explore the many facets of performance-based assessment as a primary avenue for understanding complex behavior.
Our Master of Education degree is earned entirely online. Graduates of our online program earn the same respected degree as our traditional, on-campus students.
Based on the Illinois Content Standards for a Reading Specialist, the degree may lead to a Type 10, K-12 certificate. The reading specialist endorsement is valid not only for teaching reading to students but also for providing technical assistance and/or professional development to other teachers.
While this program is designed to prepare students for the State of Illinois Reading Specialist licensure exam, the program is also designed to provide you a comprehensive academic foundation in Reading and Literacy. The degree has the curriculum components to support licensure in many other states.
Please call us at (866) 295-3104 to learn more or contact the Department of Education in your state.
Build a Conceptual Framework in Reading and Literacy
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