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Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading and Literacy Concentration

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Total Credit Hours
30

Cost Per Credit Hour
$374

Total Credit Hours
30

Cost Per Credit Hour
$374

Provide Students With the Framework for Lifelong Success

LSU Shreveport

The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Literacy is offered by LSU Shreveport. Through dynamic course content and required hands-on field experience in schools and classrooms, students study the most current theories, models, and approaches used to teach reading. Students also learn how to assess reading ability, apply reading techniques in the classroom, and create reading programs tailored to individual readers' needs and groups. The program goes beyond the traditional training in assessment and instruction to include administration and leadership courses. Upon completing the program, you may qualify for an add-on certification and/or endorsement if you already possess a teaching certificate. Graduates will be equipped to take on a variety of roles within schools.


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CAEP Accredited

This program meets rigorous national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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Affordability

We offer a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree including financial aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and veterans education benefits.

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Gain Relevant Experience

Students have the opportunity to get involved with the International Literacy Association.

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TEACH Grant Eligible

Qualified applicants in certain programs may meet the requirements for the TEACH Grant.


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Cost

Cost - Online Master in Reading and Literacy Education

The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading and Literacy online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $374

Total cost with fees: $11,203.10*

*Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Course Listings - Online Master in Reading and Literacy Education

Students in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading and Literacy online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including six foundation courses (18 credit hours), and four specialization courses (12 credit hours).

Foundation Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Foundation: 6 courses Credit Hours
EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research 3
ED 720: Curriculum 3
ED 780: Educational Technology Applied to the Classroom 3
ED 734: Creating Multicultural Connections through Literature 3
EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community 3
EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement 3
Total Required Credit Hours 18

Specialization Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Specialization: 4 Courses Credit Hours
ED 740: Foundations in Reading 3
ED 741: Reading Assessment 3
ED 743: Practicum in Reading 3
ED 744: Content Area Reading 3
Total Required Credit Hours 12

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Online Master in Reading and Literacy Education

Take the first step toward earning your degree and reaching a new milestone in your education. We've simplified the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading and Literacy online program must meet the following requirements for admission.

Program Requirements:

  • Submit graduate application and $20 application fee
  • Graduate degree from an accredited university, OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any other required official documents

Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

**This degree does not lead to any additional certification, if the graduate does not already possess a teaching certificate.

To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.


Graduate School Admission:

Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:

Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, OR

Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses.

A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted with no grades of D or F.

International Admission:

International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities - Online Master in Reading and Literacy Education

  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy Coach
  • Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Title I Specialist
  • Educational Writer
  • Education Researcher
  • Writing Center Coordinator

Accreditation

Accreditation - Online Master in Reading and Literacy Education

The teacher education programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport meet rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

What Will I Learn?

Students who enroll in our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading and Literacy program can expect to receive comprehensive training related to teaching and assessing literacy skills. Students will also take courses in leadership and administration.

Our program offers:

  • A foundation in linguistics and influences on language learning
  • Training techniques for strengthening reading, writing, and listening skills for English language learners

Why choose the LSU Shreveport online Master of Education?

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years
  • CareerBuilder® says elementary school teachers with master's degrees earn starting salaries 32% higher than teachers with a bachelor's
  • "The most rewarding opportunities will be offered to master's-educated teachers with the in-demand skills this program offers." - (University official)

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