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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 July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • CAEP-accredited
  • 6 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Practicum
  • 45 Total quarter credits (12 Max transfer)

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education Reading & Literacy degree?

Your education can help you pursue 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 MS Ed in Reading and Literacy.

Job titles to explore**

  • Elementary reading specialist
  • Learning strategist
  • Reading intervention teacher
  • Reading specialist
  • Title 1 interventionist

Employment settings to explore*

  • Elementary and secondary schools 
  • Exam preparation and tutoring
  • All other miscellaneous schools and instruction

*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.
**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a program.