Teacher Education

Master of Education in Literacy

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Why Choose the Literacy Program?

The Master’s of Education in Literacy program is for you if you are a teaching professional who seeks to advance your literacy knowledge and teaching skills. All 30 hours of courses can be delivered remotely. 

Your coursework will include literacy theories, content area literacy, literature for diverse learners, teaching writing, literacy assessments and evaluations, working with at-risk readers/writers, serving as a literacy leader within a school setting, and a literacy research project.  

Contact Information

Hannah Chai, Ed.D., Literacy Co-Director

Lee Welz, M.A., Literacy Co-Director



Master's of Education in Literacy One of the Top 35 Best Reading Specialist/Reading and Literacy Master’s Online

The Master's of Education in Literacy at Wright State was recently recognized by topeducationdegrees.org in their list of Top 35 Best Reading Specialist/Reading and Literacy Master’s Online 2019.



View the literacy program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.  

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying up to date on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services. 

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master's of Education in Literacy program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategies in the Academic Catalog. 


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 3.0 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA OR 2.7 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA and GRE or MAT score in the 50th percentile or better
    • (Until further notice, GRE and MAT scores will not be required for those who have a cumulative GPA between 2.7 and 2.9)
  • Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “reading core” including at least 12 hours of reading/writing methods classes. Those 12 hours must include at least one separate three-semester-hour course in the teaching of phonics.

Apply to Graduate School. Indicate the program(s) you desire on the Graduate School application and it will be forwarded to the college for review.

Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
Location: 160 University Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 937-775-2976
Fax: 937-775-2453
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu

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