M.Ed. in Literacy


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The Master’s of Education in Literacy is designed for the teaching professional who seeks to advance their literacy knowledge and teaching skills.  The coursework for the master’s degree involves 30 credit hours, of which the first fifteen credit hours are the Reading Endorsement courses (and completely online). 
The coursework for the Master’s of Education in Literacy involves: literacy theories, content area literacy, literature for diverse learners, teaching writing, literacy assessments and evaluations, working with at-risk readers/writers, serving as a literacy leader within a school setting, and a literacy research project. 

Contact Information

Dr. Hannah Chai, Literacy Co-director
(937) 775-2963

Lee Welz, Literacy Co-director



Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 3.0 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “reading core” including at least 12 hours of reading/writing methods classes.  Those 12 hours must include at least one separate three-semester-hour course in the teaching of phonics.

Licensure Only Candidates – Initial License and Additional License

Currently licensed teachers who wish to complete licensure or endorsement requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure.

Licensure only candidates in are typically currently licensed teachers who already hold a Master’s degree and only seek an additional license.

Candidates who are not currently licensed, and wish to be a licensure only candidate are required to complete the same admission process stated below. Licensure/Endorsement only candidates are required to have a 3.0 GPA on the undergraduate level, degree candidates require a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Note - Licensure/Endorsement candidates who later wish to apply hours towards a master's degree are limited in the number of hours that can be applied to the degree program.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School. Indicate the program(s) you desire on the Gradute School application and it will be forwarded to the college for review.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu