Master of Education in Literacy
Winthrop University

Program Details

Winthrop University's online Master of Education in Literacy is designed for certified teachers who would like to add to their literacy teaching toolkit and advance to a position as a literacy teacher or literacy coach. Through a rigorous curriculum accredited by the International Literacy Association (ILA), you'll learn to implement culturally responsive, inclusive literacy instruction that recognizes the multifaceted experiences and assets of K–12 learners.

After completing the program, you'll meet South Carolina course requirements for literacy teacher and/or literacy coach certification as well as South Carolina Read to Succeed certification. You can also earn 6 hours toward a TESOL add-on certificate in the state of South Carolina if desired.

The M.Ed. in Literacy includes 33 credit hours of coursework that you can complete online full- or part-time as your schedule allows. Faculty with years of literacy education experience will deliver course topics in literacy teaching strategies, pedagogy to reach struggling learners, diagnostic practices, and literacy coaching. You can complete the program's required fieldwork at your current location or work with faculty mentors to secure convenient field placement. You'll practice real-world skills that are immediately relevant to your literacy education career. Learn more about the online M.Ed. in Literacy from Winthrop University today!

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Winthrop University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Winthrop University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees. In addition, many individual programs at Winthrop hold specialty approval from industry accreditors.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

GRE, MAT

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • The standardized test score requirement is waived if you have earned a previous Master's degree or if your undergraduate GPA is at least 3.0.
  • Graduates of this program will meet South Carolina course requirements for literacy teacher and/or literacy coach certification as well as South Carolina Read to Succeed certification. Residents of other states should refer to their state's certification guidelines.