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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.
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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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.Meet the faculty
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:
Understand the psychological, sociological and linguistic theoretical base of literacy education
Effectively teach writing to PK–12 students
Assess and design learning strategies for students with literacy difficulties and from varying backgrounds
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.
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.
High School English Teacher
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.
Concordia NebraskaLiteracy FAQs
After you have earned your master’s in literacy online, you can pursue a variety of careers within education. You can become a reading specialist, reading coach or reading curriculum specialist, or you can help students from varying backgrounds learn the English language. The degree also gives you the skills to teach adult students English to help them prepare for further education to get a job.
Depending on which path you take for this program, you will need to complete a three-credit field-based case study that includes documented student interaction, evaluation and intervention. Adding the ESL endorsement will include a practicum devoted to working specifically with students who are learning English as their second language.
A career in literacy may be right for you if you enjoy the written word and helping students develop their reading and writing skills so that they can achieve their goals. As the field requires the assessment of student abilities and being able to adapt lesson plans to suit their needs, you should have analytical and problem-solving skills. If you also like teaching English to people whose first language is not English, then a career in ESL after earning your ESL/ELL Endorsement may be ideal for you.
Our master’s in literacy online program has received accolades from BestColleges.com as one of the top 25 best online master’s in reading and literacy programs in 2019.
Programs Related to the Online Master’s in Literacy at Concordia Nebraska
Do you want to earn an M.Ed. but aren’t sure which emphasis is right for you? Check out other master’s in education degree programs like the online master’s in literacy program.
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2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.