Language and Literacy Education, M.S.Ed.

This program is designed for students interested in studying, designing and implementing transformative approaches for language arts instruction in classrooms and libraries. As a Master of Science in Education degree, it is also designed to enable students to pursue continued study at the post master’s level.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admission Requirements, applicants must:

  • Submit official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Program Details:

  • Requires 38 SH for completion
  • Requires a thesis

Required Courses

MSED Core - 10 SH

ESR503Applied Research Methods for Educational Psychologists

ESR505Educational Inquiry and Assessment

EPS541Cognition and Instruction

FND511Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives

Reading Program - 17 SH

RLL520Survey of Literature for Children and Adolescents


RLL528Survey of Multicultural Literature K-12


RLL522Adolescent Literature


RLL533Language Development and Variation

RLL593Seminar in Language Arts/Literature/Library Education

RLR502Teaching Comprehension and Content Reading

RLS514Teaching Research to Children and Adolescents

RLW541Teaching Writing

RLR599Thesis/Reading Education

Reading Electives - 11 SH

Choose 11 SH of RLL, RLRRLS or RLW graduate courses with advisor approval