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Master of Arts in Education in Literacy

100% Online Program

Career options include: reading/literacy specialist (P-12); literacy coach (P-12); teacher leader educator.

Please note: This program does not lead to certification in teaching language arts/reading/writing/English.

Teacher Leader Core (6 hours)

  • ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 805 Research Methods for Educ Profes

Literacy Coursework (21 hours)

  • ELE 871 Literacy Programs P-5
  • EMG 806 Reading Instruction in Middle School
  • EMG 807 Writing and Teaching Writing OR ENG 805 Writing Project Summer Institute OR EME 852 Teaching Grammar and Punctuation
  • EMS 873 Trends and Issues in Language Arts
  • EMS 875 Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • EMS 876 Literacy, Leadership, and Advocacy
  • EME 877 Practicum for Reading Specialists

Exit Requirement (3 hours):

  • ETL 806 Teacher Leader Capstone
  • EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Technology (2 hours)
  • GRD 878g (no credit)

You must pass the Literacy Specialist Praxis to complete the program and certification.

Total Program Requirements: 30 hours

More information can be found in the EKU Graduate Catalog

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership


521 Lancaster Ave
427 Combs Bldg
Richmond, KY - 40475
Phone: 859-622-2154


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