Reading Education, MEd

Reading Education Specialization

Making reading engaging and a lifelong joy for students can make a world of difference throughout their lives. NCU’s School of Education offers a Master of Education specialization in Reading Education. The University’s exemplary reputation for instructional quality will provide a strong foundation involving scholarship, research, and enhanced leadership skills for reading educators.

In this program specialization, you will learn to apply educational leadership principles and theories to real-world educational problems, analyze educational reading issues and make decisions and/or recommendations that integrate cultural sensitivity. You will also be asked to demonstrate effective use of current technology, reflect on likely situations, practically integrate theories, and learn from case studies. You will be required to communicate effectively and in a caring manner in a variety of learning contexts. You will also explore the history of literacy in America within a cultural, sociological, political, and economic framework.

Upon graduation, our specialization in reading will have strengthened and polished your expertise in the teaching of the skills and strategies needed for developing proficiency in literacy in grades K-12.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MED 30 10 15 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Examine educational issues to make informed, ethical decisions and recommendations in diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Apply professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educational diverse groups.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Investigate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.

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