Help students go from being lost in a book to getting lost in a book.At any age, reading skills take a student far beyond the page. Literacy forms a foundation that lasts a lifetime. With a PreK-12 focus, this program will help you develop supportive curriculum to meet reading milestones and bring systemic change to enhance reading instruction. Through research, you’ll learn to develop age-appropriate instructional options for emerging, struggling, and advanced readers.
in the nation for most master's degrees awarded in education*.
How you'll get there.
- You’ll take eleven courses (most students take one at a time) that center around literacy. In your coursework, you’ll learn best practices for literacy development for diverse PreK-12 students, including literacy for exceptional learners, intervention strategies for reading difficulties, and strategies to enhance fluency and comprehension. You’ll also take one class in research methods. Each course is five weeks long.
- At the end of the program, you’ll complete a capstone course to demonstrate and document the impact of the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the program.
What you can expect along the way.
- Quality instruction ACE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re the #4 nationwide conferrer of master's degrees in education.*
- Flexible class format Our asynchronous online classes enable you to plan your coursework around your life. Each course is 5 weeks long with outlined expectations each week.
- Relevant coursework Our classes teach practical and immediately applicable skills. What you learn at ACE today can be immediately applied in your classroom tomorrow.
- Comprehensive approach In addition to the direct impact you’ll have on students, you’ll also study how to provide professional development at the school and district level to help other teachers enhance reading instruction.
What it costs
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31 semester credits
x $235 per credit
$50 Application Fee
$1,240 Technology & Library Fee
($40 per credit)
$100 Program Conferral Fee
Total Program Cost1
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Based on information on each institution’s website as of April 9, 2020. Totals include tuition only for M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction or comparable programs provided and do not include fees or associated expenses.
Partnerships save you more.
ACE has more than 1,750 education partners that provide a discounted rate and other partner benefits.
Meet your department chair.
Tiffany Hamlett, Ph.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Teaching and Learning
A degree you can count on.
We are, and have always been, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission— a federally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets or exceeds acceptable levels of quality and is the most recognized accreditation status for higher education entities. To receive and maintain HLC accreditation and affiliation approval, we must continuously undergo routine peer review cycles and provide proof that our programs meet or exceed HLC accreditation criteria and expectations of quality.
M.Ed. in Literacy
Explore the classes you'll take to fulfill this program's 31 semester credit requirement. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.
Literacy Courses (28 semester credits)
Research Courses (3 semester credits)
M.Ed. in Literacy
ACE General Admission Requirements
- Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, the enrollment agreement, and the payment agreement.
- Submit the nonrefundable application fee.*
- Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.**
*The application fee is valid for one year from date of submission.
**Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview.
Program Admission Requirements
- Bachelor's or Highest Post-Baccalaureate degree earned
- Minimum Grade Point Average 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale for full admission
- Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 on a 4.0 Scale for Provisional Admission*
- Documentation of at least an initial teaching license (in the state the applicant resides), school service personnel license, or a school services certificate
- If applicants do not have a teaching certificate, they may document their teaching status by providing evidence of full-time teaching assignment from an individaul in a supervisory capacity or from a human resources official of the school at their current employment
*Applicants whose overall GPA, or GPA in the last 60 hours is below 2.50 will not be admitted to the degree program
A Note About Licensure:
While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.
1This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours or program pathway credit hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program or program pathway credit hours, receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.
State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
It is a state of California requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment fifty cents ($0.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund. For more information and to see if you must pay the state-imposed assessment for Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) click here.
For information on international transcript requirements, see the Admissions Information section of the College Catalog.
For English as a second language applicant information, see the Admissions Information section of the College Catalog.