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33 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.

*Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses

Accreditation
NCATE
Nebraska Department of Education

Time to Degree
2-2.5 years

Share Your Passion for Reading and Help Students Excel With an M.Ed. in Literacy From Concordia Nebraska

Reading and writing skills are about so much more than the words on the page. They open new worlds to explore. They exercise the imagination. They communicate the emotions and experiences that connect us with each other. Knowing how to read and write is a foundational step to succeeding throughout life. However, nearly 45 million Americans struggle with literacy and cannot read above a fifth-grade level, severely impacting their opportunities to work and live comfortably.

Concordia University, Nebraska’s master’s in reading and literacy provides you with the necessary training and experience to help others become literate and to instill in students a lifelong love of reading and writing. Whether you are just starting your teaching career or have been teaching for years and want to improve your skills, earning a master’s in literacy online from Concordia Nebraska will give you a well-rounded approach to teaching reading and writing to students from pre-K to high school.
 

We believe the only classroom you should step into is your own.

Through our entirely online program, you can work at your own pace from the comfort of your home. We strive to be flexible and honor your many callings and commitments in life during your study while also striving to stretch, challenge, inspire and equip you to thrive as an educational leader now, and in the future. 

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Master’s in Literacy Program Highlights

At Concordia Nebraska, you’ll receive a balanced, faith-based online master’s in literacy. We combine the latest research with practical experience to give you the skills you’ll need to create impassioned readers and writers. 

What to Expect in Concordia Nebraska’s Master’s in Literacy Program
 

An M.Ed. in literacy with value(s): Join a Lutheran university that values the development of the whole individual—academically, emotionally and spiritually.

Two unique endorsements: Tailor your educational experience to suit your professional goals. Earn a Literacy with Reading Specialist Endorsement to master effective methods to help students learn to read and write English. If you want to work with students whose native language isn’t English, you can earn the 15-credit Literacy with Reading Specialist and ESL Endorsement.

Experience in the field: Whichever endorsement you choose, you will have opportunities to help students learn to read and write — giving you real-world experience that will attract employers.

An M.Ed. in literacy on your terms: Earn your master’s in literacy online in two years while you work. Courses start every eight weeks, so you can enroll at the beginning of any eight-week session. Design the schedule that works for you.

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Start your journey today by filling out this quick form and one of our enrollment counselors will be in touch soon.

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Master's in Reading and Literacy Faculty

Learn from our expert master’s in literacy faculty members who are passionate about sharing the gift of reading and writing.

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Master’s in Literacy Online Program Curriculum 

We believe the only classroom you should step into is your own. Through our entirely online program, you can work at your own pace from the comfort of your home. We strive to be flexible and honor your many callings and commitments in life during your study while also striving to stretch, challenge, inspire and equip you to thrive as an educational leader now, and in the future. 
Our online literacy master’s program curriculum is rooted in the latest research ethics and methods. We offer a balance of theory and hands-on experience to help you become the best teacher you can be. 

Some of our core master’s in reading and literacy courses include:

  • Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Teaching Writing in Grades PK–12
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ESL/ELL Instruction
     

Master’s in Literacy Program Goals at Concordia Nebraska

After completing our master’s in literacy online program, you’ll be able to:

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Understand the psychological, sociological and linguistic theoretical base of literacy education

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Effectively teach writing to PK–12 students

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Assess and design learning strategies for students with literacy difficulties and from varying backgrounds

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Develop, plan and implement case studies to help children with special needs

Financial Aid for the Master’s in Literacy Program

At Concordia Nebraska, we take pride in the high value and affordability of our master’s degree in literacy. We offer the lowest-priced online master’s in literacy in Nebraska and the Concordia University System. We also offer a special rate for Lutheran Educators who want to improve their reading and writing instruction. View master’s in reading and literacy degree program costs and financial aid.

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