New Accelerated One-Year Program Option
We are pleased to announce that many of our MEd online programs can now be completed in as little as one year! If you start your program between January and July, you have the option of accelerating your program by taking two classes at a time. It is up to you. Take the path that meets your needs! Call our Education Rep at 816-423-4716 for all the details!
Master of Education in Literacy Instruction
Have you been looking for accredited online master's in reading programs? If so, our 30-hour online MEd in Literacy Instruction program might be right for you. The MEd in Literacy Instruction program is designed to provide practical content that can be immediately used in the classroom, including instructional strategies for reading and literacy development.
This program investigates key issues facing early literacy instruction programs, literacy practices and teachers’ roles regarding reflective, instructional decisions based on an evolving view and understanding of the literacy process. Various philosophies and theories of reading, writing and language acquisition are examined.
Our accredited online master's in reading programs continue by detailing the diagnosis of reading abilities and disabilities of individual pupils, development of programs for small groups and individuals at different levels of readiness, and evaluation of progress in reading ability based on both psychological and emotional adjustment. Theories of reader response in relation to the reading process and implications for instruction are explored. This program starts in January, March and June.
"I was a first-year teacher teaching special education for an urban school district during the 2013-14 school year. My students could not read and didn't even know the letters of the alphabet. Through my experience with the master’s program at Graceland, I now have students who know the whole alphabet, the names of the letters and the sounds they make. We are now working on word families, sight words and reading aloud as a class. Every session at Graceland mirrored exactly what I needed to implement in my classroom. The personal growth I experienced was exponential. Every class in the program increased my confidence with research and professional writing skills. I recommend this master’s program to every teacher who would like to increase their knowledge and ability to teach literacy to their students."
- Debbie Doney
- Convenient – Study at home or school.
- Affordable – Priced to fit an educator’s budget.
- Valuable – Use this fully-accredited degree for career advancement.
- Enjoyable – View video (DVD) of master teachers applying course content in real classrooms.
- Rewarding – Apply what you have learned to help all your students succeed.
- Collaborative – Share the excitement of learning with your faculty mentor and colleagues.
During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers will participate in 30 semester hours of continuously sequenced course work.
EDUC5100 Strategies for Collaboration 3 s.h.
EDUC5103 Language, Literacy, and Learning 3 s.h.
EDUC5104 Literacy and Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5105 Early Literacy Development 3 s.h.
EDUC5106 Critical Perspectives of Children's Literature 3 s.h.
EDUC5107 Strategies for Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5108 Literacy Instruction for ESL and Special Needs 3 s.h.
EDUC5109 Diagnostics and Assessment in Literacy 3 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.
Questions? Please contact us: 816-423-4716
We also answer the phones from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays!
Jeanette Calipetro, MEd, Admissions Representative
Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050