Master of Education in Literacy Studies
A 100% ONLINE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR THE BUSY TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE.
You’re passionate about your students and you know that literacy skills build the foundation of a child’s ability to learn. That’s why earning your master of education is about more than stepping forward in your career. It’s about developing the skills and knowledge to improve your students’ futures.
The Master of Education in Literacy Studies program at Coker College is an online program, allowing teachers to remain in the classroom while completing their coursework online. It aligns with goals and initiatives set forth by the state of South Carolina and prepares you for the future of education.
Graduates will qualify for the South Carolina Department of Education’s Literacy Teacher add-on certification. As a Certified Literacy Teacher, you can maximize your impact in the classroom and qualify for advanced positions.
Graduates of the program may pursue the following career paths:
- Classroom instruction
- Curriculum development
- Reading specialist/coach
Key Classes for your success
Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Students & Struggling Readers
Explores the challenges facing students at all grade levels who struggle to achieve expected progress in reading and writing development. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of difficulties, language acquisition theory, appropriate assessments, and culturally responsive instructional strategies.
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Provides in-depth analysis and application of instructional strategies to build students’ reading and writing competencies in content area settings. Instructional strategic approaches focus on helping students meet the demands of reading and producing complex texts, developing vocabulary, and learning with both print and digital texts.
Creative Pedagogy in the Literacy Classroom
Provides opportunities to explore the purposes and strategies for using diverse children’s literature across the curriculum to meet the learning needs of all children. Topics discussed will include read alouds, thematic teaching, storytelling, and writing. Emphasis will also be placed on ways to stimulate creativity and critical thinking.
WHY COKER UNIVERSITY?
- 100% online program allows teachers to remain in the classroom
- Excellence in Teaching Scholarship available for S.C. Teachers of the Year
- Expert professors and close collaboration among cohorts
- Minimize debt with affordable tuition and a concentrated program of 11 six-week terms.
Want to learn more about the Master of Education in Literacy Studies program? Download our Program Preview for a full list of course descriptions, or contact admissions today at 1-800-950-1908.
Excellence in Teaching Scholarship
Because all great teachers are worthy of our investment, we are offering a scholarship for any Teacher of the Year (past or present) who wants to further his or her education. In addition, two outstanding teachers will receive a full scholarship for their Master of Education at Coker College.
Meet Your Mentors
Provost and Dean of the Faculty
“Coker has been an important part of my life since childhood and a source of wonderful memories over several decades. Completing my teaching credential in…
Associate Professor of Education; Dean of the Wiggins School of Education; Director of the Teacher Education Program; Coordinator of the Literacy Studies Graduate Program; Coordinator of the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Graduate Program;Read More
Associate Professor of Education
“Having just graduated with my Ph.D., I drove 11 hours with my husband to complete an onsite interview. As soon as I met the Wiggins School of…
Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program
“I came to Coker University in 2015 after spending 30 years teaching at both the elementary and college levels. I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and…