Teachers who want to become K-12 Reading Specialists or Literacy Coaches are required to complete the Master of Arts in Literacy Education. This program is designed to:
- increase candidates’ knowledge of the nature and scope of literacy processes
- advance professional growth in the teaching of literacy
- provide specialized training in assessment and intervention for students who struggle with reading and writing
- prepare candidates for leadership in literacy instructional planning, curriculum development, and professional support
We try to keep class sizes small so that candidates have opportunities to work collaboratively with frequent interactions with dedicated faculty.
Credit hours required: 33
The program admits students for the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Classroom teachers who want to obtain a Master of Arts in Literacy Education can complete the application on Northeastern's website.
The Goodwin College of Education offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.
Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.
Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.
Take a closer look at the Master of Arts in Literacy Education and the courses offered toward the degree.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Literacy, Leadership and Development.
Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.
We offer an education with value.