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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Adolescent Literacy

Program Details

Help students struggling with reading comprehension by earning an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy from Concordia University–Portland. This degree program—which can be completed in one year, fully online—prepares you to address adolescent literacy, an ongoing challenge in our society. Nearly seven out of every ten 8th graders are working below the proficient level in reading comprehension, and even high school students with average reading ability are unprepared for future workplace and postsecondary literacy demands. You'll study everything from intervention strategies and the use of technology to essential elements to teach reading. Become a leader in developing and supporting adolescent literacy in schools, districts, and community-based organizations. If you love reading and want to help students experience this joy, this program is for you.


  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current resume
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher (Students may be conditionally accepted with a GPA below 2.8; however, you may be required to submit additional material.)
  • Added supplemental requirements, including but not necessarily limited to letters of recommendation (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.


Not authorized for residents of Kentucky.