Master of Education in Advanced Literacy Instruction

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Program Overview

As the student population continues to diversify, it is critical that teachers understand how to provide all students with the building blocks of literacy. Gain the knowledge you need with the online Master of Education in Advanced Literacy Instruction degree from Concordia University Texas. Our program focuses on how to reach struggling students and help them acquire basic literacy skills. The online learning environment is an ideal alternative for working teachers, who need convenience and flexibility while still receiving a high-quality education.

The Master of Education in Advanced Literacy Instruction prepares students to be leaders in classrooms at all levels. Graduates learn how to be advisors and advocates for literacy education, including language acquisition, literacy and literature, and instructional design. Our program also prepares students for the TExES Reading Specialist exam that measures competency of literary specialists. The degree qualifies you to enter specialized leadership roles in your educational community, making better benefits and salary opportunities available.

Program Benefits

  • Focused curriculum: All of our program’s courses offer in-depth instruction into key areas of study essential to success in literacy education including language acquisition, differentiated instruction and remediation.
  • A trusted education: Since 1926, Concordia has provided students with valuable degrees rooted in the liberal arts.
  • Convenience: Our online program allows you to balance your degree program with your work schedule and personal commitments at a pace that works for you.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available 24/7/365.

Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for instructional coordinators who specialize in literacy education have a bright outlook. The field has a projected employment increase of 23 percent by 2018, much higher than the national average. Instructional coordinators earn a median annual pay of $60,050 according to the BLS.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed online graduate admission application.
  • If a student has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), they may be admitted without submission of GRE scores. Students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 - 2.99 (Cumulative or last 60 hours) must submit GRE scores for admissions consideration. 
  • Official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and/or attempted graduate coursework.
  • A copy of your teaching certificate.

For more admissions information, please visit our admissions page or contact our admissions office today. Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at admissions@concordia.edu or call 512-313-4CTX to learn more about the MEd in Advanced Literacy Instruction, or, click here to begin your application.

*GRE Scores must reflect what is approved by TEA for admission: Verbal: 143-157; Quantitative: 140-155; Writing: 3-4.5

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  • Next Start Date: Jan 7th, & May 6th, 2019
  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 8 & 16 Weeks

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