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Reading and Literacy
Master of Science in Education

Transform the lives of children by inspiring a love for reading. The online master’s in Reading and Literacy develops a comprehensive skill set to help students read and write with confidence. This degree is designed to engage K–12 teachers with the latest developments in theory, practice, assessment, reflection, and collaboration for reading and literature instruction. We meet state-approved standards from the Minnesota Board of Teaching, using the Standards of Effective Practice and Teachers of Reading. Take the next step in your career as an educator and make a lasting impact in reading and literacy. 

Professionally aligned curriculum

This program was designed to meet national standards for the skills, knowledge, and dispositions required of reading teachers.

Use assessments effectively

Learn how to use reading and literacy assessments to improve student achievement.

Apply your knowledge 

Use the research and theory you learn, and apply it in a classroom setting. Gain practical experience while you study.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Practicum

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in Reading and Literacy.

Job titles to explore

  • Reading specialist
  • Reading intervention teacher
  • Reading or literacy coach
  • Instructional coach
  • Reading coordinator
  • Reading supervisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • Adult education program
  • Continuing education program
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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