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Literacy M.Ed.  

36 credit hours
$425 credit hour price

Prepare to give students a lifelong love of reading and writing the English language through the online masters in reading and literacy program from Concordia University, Nebraska. As you earn your degree, you will examine the academic theories and practical strategies for effective, successful literacy programs. Through the online program’s excellent coursework, you will build a strong foundation through the experience, knowledge and practical advice of experienced educational professionals.

Our online master’s in reading and literacy has two concentrations available:

Literacy with Reading Specialist Endorsement: Through this 36-hour program, you will study the effective, innovative and sustainable methods used for helping students learn to read and write, along with how to implement assessment tools to adapt instructional strategies

Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Endorsement: Discover how to teach English literacy to students from different backgrounds through this 51-hour program.  Explore the resources needed to adapt lesson plans to suit students’ needs while incorporating and understanding cultural issues as part of instructional practice

Our master’s in literacy online program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

In addition to our master’s program, we offer specialized endorsements that can help you enhance your knowledge in specific areas.

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses


Reading Specialist Endorsement

Reading Specialist Endorsement: This 30-credit endorsement program explores the applications and strategies you can incorporate into the classroom to teach students of all levels and abilities how to better their skills in reading and writing

ESL/ELL Endorsement

ESL/ELL Endorsement: Study how to effectively bridge the language gap for students whose native language is not English and help them reach their full potential with our 15-credit endorsement that can be completed in as few as 10 months

Concordia NebraskaOnline Master’s in Reading and Literacy | Concordia Nebraska Core Concepts

Concordia University, Nebraska’s master's in literacy online program focuses on providing candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to teach those from varied backgrounds important English reading and writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students will apply knowledge and skills from the program by developing, planning, and implementing a case study, which is the culminating project of the program

Students will explore developmental reading topics related to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including reading in the beginning literacy, vocabulary, reading in the content areas, comprehension, fluency and oral interpretation of literature

Students will examine how to effectively teach writing to PK–12 students, as well as the relationship of writing to literature and other language arts

Students will learn the assessment and evaluation processes for students with literacy difficulties and from varying backgrounds


Program Goals


Establish in-depth knowledge of the psychological, sociological and linguistic theoretical base of literacy education 


Explore a knowledge base relating to the developmental nature of language, language acquisition, reading and language arts 


Employ techniques for integrating the English language into students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing 


Establish an understanding of the English language as a system (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse) that has language variation and cross-linguistic differences 


Exhibit an understanding and respect for the cultural, linguistic, ethnic and academic diversity of literacy learners 


Develop, plan and implement a case study