Best Online Programs, US News, Grad Education 2022This degree is part of the Literacy Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

The MEd in literacy education is designed for certified, practicing educators and builds your expertise in issues and pedagogies related to literacy education. By completing the degree, you are qualified for several teaching positions, including Remedial Reading, Title I Reading, Reading Development, Special Education and Language Arts.

Please note that this degree does not lead to the Missouri Reading Specialist Certification; however, your coursework can satisfy the degree and the certificate. Contact Dr. Renee Kruep, with questions and to help plan your course of study.

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Degree Requirements

The 30-credit hour program can be tailored to your specific focus (early childhood-secondary education).  The degree is completed entirely online.

Visit Mizzou Online for detailed information about this degree, including degree details, course information, and application instructions.


  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)