MSE: Literacy Education

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With the shifting social and economic demographics in Iowa, the demand for quality teachers who are experts in literacy education has never been greater.

Drake University offers a Master’s degree in Literacy Education with optional endorsements in K-8 Reading, 5-12 Reading, or K-12 Reading Specialist that can be included as part of the coursework.  The 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 program emphasizes contemporary skills in literacy education and research. Coursework is comprised of seven core classes.  These seven core courses can also be pursued separately for those interested in receiving only a K-12 Iowa Reading Specialist Endorsement.  It provides an opportunity to earn a reading endorsement or reading specialist endorsement.

This part-time program is designed for students who work full time, with in person classes on evenings and weekends, fully online, or a blend of both.  To learn more about the benefits of the program, visit the Program Overview page.


Dr. Jill Johnson
Professor of Literacy Education
1-800-44-DRAKE, X3992

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