MSE: Literacy Education Online

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The demand for quality teachers who are experts in literacy education has never been greater.

To meet the growing and critical need, Drake University is offering a fully online Master of Science in Education – Literacy Education degree. The 100% online program is designed for teachers and other educators who desire to lead literacy initiatives, become literacy coaches, develop curriculum, serve as master teachers and learn new strategies and techniques to assist students struggling in the classroom.

The 32-credit hour program emphasizes contemporary skills in literacy education and research. Coursework is comprised of seven core classes and provides an opportunity to earn a reading endorsement or reading specialist endorsement*.

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to:

  • Become a leader in literacy and learn new strategies for improving literacy in schools.
  • Understand the unique needs and challenges to literacy education and incorporate literacy strategies to meet the learning needs students from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Develop a strong foundation in literacy instruction and foster an engaged learning environment in their classrooms.

*Endorsements are only applicable to students in the state of Iowa.

SOE News
February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.