Department of Teacher Education

Master’s of Education in Literacy

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Why Choose the Literacy Program?

The Master’s of Education in Literacy is designed for teaching professionals who seek to advance their literacy knowledge and teaching skills.  The coursework for the master’s degree involves 30 credit hours. All Master's Literacy courses are available as online courses.

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. 

The Master's of Education in Literacy at WSU was recently recognized by in their list of Top 35 Best Reading Specialist/Reading and Literacy Master’s Online 2019.

Contact Information

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

Lee Welz, Literacy Co-director


"Best Online Programs—Graduate Education," U.S. News & World Report, 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State’s online Master of Education program, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, 43rd among the 275 schools responding to the survey, naming it among “Best Online Programs — Graduate Education.”

Source: Wright State Newsroom


Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. in Literacy Program of Study (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 3.0 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA OR 2.7 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA and GRE or MAT score in the 50th percentile or better
    • (Until further notice, GRE and MAT scores will not be required for those who have a cumulative GPA between 2.7 and 2.9)
  • 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.

Apply to Graduate School. Indicate the program(s) you desire on the Graduate 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

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