Walden University offers an online master’s in education degree, the Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Elementary Reading and Literacy for Grades PreK-6. This online literacy degree is a Non-Licensure degree that specializes in helping students in grades PreK through 6 develop the 21st-century literacy skills required for college and career readiness. Designed by national experts in the field, coursework explores current research and practical strategies that can help increase all student achievement, including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners. This program addresses teaching digital literacy, managing classroom literacy programs, and effectively engaging students to promote lifelong literacy.
The curriculum in this online literacy degree also explores beliefs and behaviors that contribute to a higher level of teacher performance, an understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity, and provides the skills needed to adapt to various learning and language styles. Courses provide insight into building supportive learning communities that engage and motivate students. You can also learn how teachers can leverage data assessment to be instructional leaders in the field.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)
Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island