Education Specialist in Literacy
Converse College

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Literacy program prepares professionals to provide leadership in reading at local and state levels.  The program is designed to help students achieve their academic and career goals on their own schedules but in an online atmosphere that mimics the on-campus experience, including collaboration and interaction with the professors and their peers.  Courses deal with the theories, methods, and materials for reading, reading instruction, language, language instruction, reading assessment, and diagnosis.  Courses include:

  • Coaching for Literacy Education
  • Methods of Teaching Writing in the Content Areas
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Foundations in Reading
  • Instructional Strategies for Reading


  • A valid teacher's certificate
  • Three years of teaching experience
  • An appropriate master's degree or teaching at the elementary or secondary school level
  • A 3.0 GPA in a master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges attended
  • NTE/Praxis II scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges