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Reading and Literacy Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University's online Master's in Reading and Literacy program prepares you to assess and adapt curriculum for diverse learning styles. Capella is unique among online universities in offering a program that is state-approved – which is a requirement in some states.

As part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, this program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Reading and Literacy from Capella, you'll learn to instruct through the use of reading and literacy strategies for student achievement and integrate research and theory in practice. Additionally, you'll be able to integrate reading and literacy assessments to improve student achievement and demonstrate the professional dispositions of a teacher of reading.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Reading and Literacy include adjunct or part-time faculty, P–12 teacher, reading specialist, reading or literacy coach, coordinator of reading or literacy program, adult basic education director or curriculum specialist. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, P–12 private school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, charter school, nonprofit organization or continuing education program.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$14,999$20,435*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$453 per credit, 45 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED5551 Developing Fluent Readers
ED5554 Sociocultural Context of Reading Instruction
ED5555 Foundational Theories in Reading Instruction

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.