Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies

30 semester hour program

If you love language, reading, and teaching, then you’re in the right place. Our fully online master’s in curriculum and instruction with a literacy concentration is built to give you the skillset you need to assist and assess students requiring extra reading and writing help.

The program offers two degree options: the MEd in curriculum and instruction, reading specialist, and the MEd in curriculum and instruction, literacy studies.  The Reading Specialist Certification is also offered.

Before you get started, you’ll need

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • The prerequisites required by the education college’s admissions policy
  • Appropriate teaching or related experience
  • Access to a computer, webcam, and high-speed Internet as well as basic computer and word-processing skills

Degrees You Can Earn

MEd Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies: You’ll take core curriculum and instruction classes in addition to classes in literacy theory and practice. You may choose a thesis or non-thesis option.

See a breakdown of the degree plan and requirements.

Other Degree Options

MEd Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies, Reading Specialist: You’ll take core curriculum and instruction classes in addition to classes in literacy theory and practice. The reading specialist master’s places special emphasis on teaching effective strategies for assisting children who struggle with reading and requires students to become reading specialist certified

See a breakdown of the degree plan and requirements.

If you aren’t sure a literacy concentration is for you, check out other curriculum and instruction concentrations.

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Where Can This Degree Take You?

Well, where would you like to go? Teachers are wanted all over the state of Texas in public and private schools.  A master’s degree in reading and literacy can help you teach children how to understand written words and face the literacy challenges in today’s schools. In addition to honing your skills as an elementary or secondary teacher, you could be a literacy coach, reading specialist working in public schools or in adult literacy programs.

There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.

Visit the career services department to search for internships, apply for jobs, or get help putting together your resume.

Tuition & Funding

A good education shouldn’t saddle you with insurmountable debt. That’s why, at UHV, affordability and quality go hand in hand. From scholarships to grants to assistantships, we offer an array of options to help you afford your UHV graduate education.

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Tuition Rates

The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Tuition and Fees page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.

Funding Options

To apply for FAFSA and similar external scholarships, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

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