Master of Science in Education in Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12

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This concentration in the Master of Science in Education program prepares you to become certified as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in a K-12 setting. The courses are designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge that you need to assess students and to provide targeted literacy instruction. The program prepares you to take a leadership role in you school and districts to support fellow educators in their goal of improving students’ literacy growth. Through course work that engages you in collaborative relationships around issues in literacy education, you will explore the dispositions, knowledge, and skills that literacy leaders need to be successful.

The literacy concentration at UNE is taught by a highly qualified and cohesive team of experienced educators with first-hand knowledge of literacy best practices. Drawing upon 21st century literacy skills and the use of emerging technologies, you will discover that this program will expand your teaching knowledge, skills, and dispositions as it prepares you to become certified as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12.

Program Highlights

  • 36-credit hour program
  • Complete your degree in just under two years
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Learn anytime from any place
  • No GRE Required
  • Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers and educators
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)


NEASC accredited

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education.
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Best Online Master's Program 2015

Best colleges universities north 2015 US News and World Report

UNE's online Master of Science in Education program has been recognized as one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs for 2013. U.S. News & World Report evaluated hundreds of regionally accredited online master's degree programs to make their selections based on admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology, noting that quality online graduate education programs provide students with opportunities to interact with their instructors and fellow classmates, as well as diverse online learning technologies that allow student flexibility. Additionally, a strong support structure that includes career guidance, academic assistance, and financial aid resources was an important consideration identified. UNE is proud to be recognized among the top schools to meet this criteria. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2015 »

Course List

  1. EDU 600: Teacher as Leader (Credits: 3)
  2. EDU 610: Differentiation Theory & Strategies (Credits: 3)
  3. EDU 740: Supporting Literacy Development for All Learners (Credits: 3)
  4. EDU 741: Literacy Assessments as Teaching Tools (Credits: 3)
  5. EDU 742: Study Skills and Content Literacy Instruction for All (Credits: 3)
  6. EDU 743: Connecting Reading with Writing for Success (Credits: 3)
  7. EDU 744: Meeting Student Literacy Challenges (Credits: 3)
  8. EDU 746: Professional Learning and Literacy Leadership (Credits: 3)
  9. EDU 747: Literacy for English Language Learners (Credits: 3)
  10. EDU 748: Literacy for Inclusion Settings (Credits: 3)
  11. EDU 749: Reading Diagnosis: Clinical Practice I (Credits: 3)
  12. EDU 750: Instruction Intervention: Clinical Practice II (Credits: 3)

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