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M.Ed. Literacy

36 credit hours

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340 PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses


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.

Master's in Literacy and Literacy Courses


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

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 

Concordia Nebraska Literacy: Career Outcomes

Early Childhood Teacher

Early childhood brings on significant developmental changes in children. Early childhood teachers need to understand how children develop so they can plan appropriate activities and effective lessons in a creative environment to support and encourage young children. As an early childhood teacher, you would be responsible for creating inclusive lesson plans, implementing a curriculum and working with each student to discover the most effective way of teaching and nurturing.

7.9% Annual Growth Rate2
$34,840 Entry-Level Salary2
$54,230 Mid-Level Salary2
$83,920 Late-Level Salary2

High School Math Teacher

Math teachers create lesson plans to instruct their students in general or specialized subject mathematics. As a math teacher, you would prepare assignments, homework and tests to impart knowledge and understanding. You would also assess student’s progress and abilities throughout the school year. Since math is part of the core curriculum, math teachers must keep up with changes in state guidelines and objectives for math learning to help students meet the established criteria. Math teachers also commonly lead multiple classes throughout the day, with students learning different subjects at ability levels from beginner to advanced placement.

4% Annual Growth Rate2
$39,740 Entry-Level Salary2
$60,320 Mid-Level Salary2
$97,500 Late-Level Salary2

High School English Teacher

7.5% Annual Growth Rate2
$39,080 Entry-Level Salary2
$59,170 Mid-Level Salary2
$95,380 Late-Level Salary2

Elementary School Teacher

As an elementary school teacher, you would instruct students in basic academic, social and other formative skills in a public or private school. You would be responsible for creating inclusive lesson plans, implementing a curriculum and working with each of your students to discover the most effective way of teaching and nurturing them.

7.4% Annual Growth Rate2
$37,340 Entry-Level Salary2
$57,160 Mid-Level Salary2
$92,770 Late-Level Salary2
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Master's in Reading and Literacy Faculty

As experts in reading and literacy, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

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2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.