Master of Education in Literacy Studies

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An online hybrid program designed for the busy teacher’s lifestyle.  

You’re passionate about your students and you know that literacy skills build the foundation of a child’s ability to learn. That’s why earning your master of education is about more than stepping forward in your career. It’s about developing the skills and knowledge to improve your students’ futures.

The Master of Education in Literacy Studies program at Coker College is an online hybrid program, allowing teachers to remain in the classroom while completing the majority of their coursework online. It aligns with goals and initiatives set forth by the state of South Carolina and prepares you for the future of education.

Graduates will qualify for the South Carolina Department of Education’s Literacy Teacher add-on certification. As a Certified Literacy Teacher, you can maximize your impact in the classroom and qualify for advanced positions.  

Graduates of the program may pursue the following career paths:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Curriculum development
  • Reading specialist/coach
  • Administration


Content Areas Include:

Foundations of Reading

Explore fundamental principles of teaching reading, as well as contemporary theoretical and pedagogical issues in literacy (preschool-secondary).

Literacy Assessment

Examine principles of assessment and evaluation to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction. Emphasis is on administering and interpreting assessment instruments.

Classroom Inquiry

Develop an understanding of the language of educational inquiry; aims and uses of Research; various ways of framing research questions and designing studies; and more.

Instructional Strategies for Struggling Readers & Diverse Students

Explore the challenges facing students at all grade levels who struggle to achieve expected progress in reading and writing development, and learn responsive instructional strategies.

Instructional Leadership

Discover the importance of professional learning, leadership, and advocacy as a career-long effort and responsibility to improve student learning.


Why Coker College?

  • Online hybrid program allows teachers to remain in the classroom
  • Excellence in Teaching Scholarship available for S.C. Teachers of the Year
  • Expert professors and close collaboration among cohorts
  • Minimize debt with affordable tuition and a swift one-year program


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Want to learn more about the Master of Education in Literacy Studies program? Download our Program Preview for a full list of course descriptions, or contact admissions today at 1-800-950-1908.