School of EducationLiteracy with Reading Endorsement

LEC's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy program is designed to meet the professional development needs of working teachers.

A Master of Education degree in literacy prepares teaching professionals to have an in-depth knowledge of literacy theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research. M.Ed. students will learn how to apply that knowledge to plan appropriate literacy programs and curricula for a variety of contexts. The 2 year program is coupled with a Reading Endorsement and can be completed all online.  All courses in this two-year program are available completely online and run every 7 weeks, allowing you to focus on most courses one at a time.

Completely On-Line Program

This prepares students for the Graduate Reading Endorsement (P-12) and the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) exams. Courses meet the International Literacy Association (ILA) standards and guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

With just five required courses, the Reading Endorsement Program may be completed 100% online in as little as one year (2 semesters).


Core MED Courses 11 Credits

  • EDM500 Research for the Professional Educator (3 credits)

  • EDM501 Contemporary Issues in American Education (3 credits)

  • EDM517 Models of Effective Teaching and Planning (3 Credits)

  • EDM565 Educational Research Seminar (2 credits)

Literacy Concentration Courses 21-24 Semester Hours

  • EMR 501 Theory and Practice of Reading (3 SH)

  • EMR 502 Reading Strategies and Curriculum (3 SH)

  • EMR 503 Assessments in Reading Instruction (3 SH)

  • EMR 504 Socio-Cultural Factors in Literacy (3 SH)

  • EMR 505 Phonics (3 SH) *only required if not taken for initial licensure

  • EMR 512 Professional Development and Field Research (3 SH) *full semester

  • EDM 511 Adolescent Literature (3 SH)

  • EDM 512 Critical Analysis of Children’s Literature (3 SH)

Reading Endorsement Courses 15 Semester Hours

  • EMR 501 Theory and Practice of Reading (3 SH)

  • EMR 504 Socio-Cultural Factors in Literacy (3 SH)

  • EMR 502 Reading Strategies and Curriculum (3 SH)

  • EMR 503 Assessments in Reading Instruction (3 SH)

  • EMR 512 Professional Development and Field Research (3 SH)

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