Master of Education in Reading Literacy Online (M.Ed./RL)

There is no greater gift that a teacher can give a student than the skill of reading!

Belhaven University’s Master of Education in Reading Literacy program is an online degree in reading education that offers advanced skills and specialized training for teachers who want to impact schools in the area of reading. This Master of Reading program prepares candidates for today's educational system where there has been a heavy emphasis on evaluating academic achievement. Teachers who enroll in the program will learn how to diagnose and assess student reading deficiencies, as well as improve their own and other teachers’ abilities to meet those needs.

This degree path is intended for those who hold a valid standard teaching license. The online curriculum prepares candidates with the most knowledgeable and current practices of reading instruction.

A master’s degree in reading can help teachers advance into teacher leadership roles in education. Many school districts use literacy coaches or reading specialists to improve instruction. Additional job possibilities include a variety of instructional settings and collegiate positions such as teaching remedial reading on the college level.

  • 33 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • 7-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Competitive tuition rates

Admission Information

Candidates who hold an undergraduate degree in education or have completed a teacher preparation program may apply to the Master of Education degree program with evidence of holding or being eligible to hold a Standard license in the area of emphasis for which the candidate is seeking a degree. Candidates for the Master of Education in Reading Literacy degree must also be practicing classroom teachers.

  • Applicants must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work for admission or have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on any graduate work previously completed.
  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of holding a valid standard teaching license.
  • Applicants are to complete the Letter of Confirmation
  • Applicants will want to review the degree plan sheet: MOU M.ED./RL – Master of Education Reading Literacy
  • Applicants who do not meet the required GPA but show potential for success in the M.Ed. program may be asked to submit additional items for committee review. Students admitted through committee review are required to earn a 3.00 GPA during the first 9 semester hours in the program to continue. All admitted students are required to maintain a 3.00 throughout the program to remain in good standing.

Curriculum Summary

The Master of Education in Reading Literacy can be completed within two years.

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These rates are for August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Master of Education, Grad. Certificate in TESOL $595
Special Discount Rate for Educators $386

All students enrolled in this program are eligible for the special discount rate for educators.

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

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We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.