Master of Education / Literacy Instruction
Graceland University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Literacy Instruction program is designed to provide practical content that can be immediately used in the classroom, including instructional strategies for reading and literacy development.  The curriculum examines various philosophies and theories of reading, writing, and language while investigating key issues facing literacy instruction, literacy practices and teachers’ roles regarding instructional decisions based on an evolving view and understanding of the literacy process.  Students also learn about diagnosis of reading abilities and disabilities of individual pupils, development of programs for small groups and individuals at different levels of readiness, and evaluation of progress in reading ability based on psychological and emotional adjustment.


  • Completion of a teacher education program with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent foreign institution, verified on original transcripts
  • Indication of academic success: 3.0 overall GPA in a completed undergraduate program
  • A copy of a current teaching license
  • Verification of a full-time teaching position as evidenced by letter from school in which teacher is practicing
  • A minimum of one year full-time teaching experience
  • Two letters of reference
  • A statement and explanation of professional goals
  • Verification of ongoing access to computer technology, including e-mail and Internet

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission