Master of Education in Reading and Literacy


REQUIRED CREDITS: 45
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Performance-based: Every Quarter


Program Details

City University of Seattle offers a performance-based Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree in Reading and Literacy for teachers who want to earn both a master's degree and reading endorsement in Washington State. Our program ensures comprehensive mastery of general teaching knowledge such as current research standards, diversity and global learning, faculty collaboration and community inclusion. It also provides top-tier instruction in the following reading and literacy skills:
  • language acquisition
  • literacy assessment
  • reading and writing core implementation
  • literacy program administration
If you are interested in pursuing National Board certification concurrently with this program, our board certified faculty will support your efforts every step of the way. We'll give you 50 hours of instruction and individualized feedback in coordination with Washington Education Association's Jump Start and Home Stretch Seminars as you prepare your entries.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

If you are an experienced teacher ready to take your practice to the next level, this performance-based M. Ed. program was created for you. Courses are built around three- to six-credit "program blocks" that encapsulate your own individual learning goals. CityU of Seattle's faculty mentors and subject matter experts oversee your work, ensuring your growth and helping you best demonstrate your learning for each outcome.

You'll complete and submit most of your work online, but you'll benefit from direct interaction with master K-12 teachers and practicing reading specialists. Small class sizes and personalized attention help you finish the program at your own pace while building a strong network for collaboration. Get started by contacting an advisor.

Where CityU Can Take You

CityU's online master's in reading and literacy program will increase your ability to directly impact students with each lesson you teach. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to affect student lives, earn recognition for your skills, expand your career options, and improve your chances of advancement.

Get Started Today!

If you have a bachelor's degree and current Washington State teaching certificate, you can apply to CityU's graduate level reading and literacy program. Start planning your individualized, performance-based learning plan with our Albright School of Education advisors today.
Graduate Foundation Core (18)
ECU 501
ECU 502
ECU 503
Reading and Literacy Core (24)
ERL 501
ERL 502
ERL 503
ERL 546
Master Thesis Project (3)
ECU 601