Jul 19, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy, M.Ed.

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Program Description

Literacy is a foundational skill required for successful academic achievement. The focus for this program is to equip professionals working with students and teachers to meet reading milestones, develop supportive curriculum, and provide professional development at school and district levels. With a PK-12 focus, professionals can utilize this program to work with coordinators including those in special education, counseling, and supporting roles to bring systemic change to schools seeking to improve or enhance reading instruction.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate critical application of theoretical and operational processes essential for reading and writing instruction. 
  2. Design developmentally and culturally appropriate literacy curricula and instructional units to improve learner equity, establish and build relationships, and promote academic achievement. 
  3. Utilize theories, academic standards, and frameworks to conduct research and guide the selection of content and application of literacy strategies to develop age-appropriate instructional options for emerging, struggling, and advanced readers. 
  4. Apply research-based strategies to cultivate an environment which enhances literacy knowledge and skills in reading/language arts across all content areas. 
  5. Design and implement research-supported assessment and intervention plans by creating programs leading to continuous improvement of student achievement. 
  6. Analyze student data and apply research to support program and instructional approaches in traditional classrooms, resource rooms, and individualized learning situations. 
  7. Engage in leadership opportunities and research and participate professionally in ongoing learning. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Masters of Education in Literacy is to provide professionals working with students and teachers in PK-12 settings with skills and content knowledge to support literacy and reading skills across diverse populations.

Course List (31 Total Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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