Roberts Wesleyan College will launch a new online option for the graduate degree program in literacy education beginning fall 2019.
The program’s structure consists of full- or part-time classes in an online, face-to-face or hybrid option.
“The online literacy education, M.Ed. program offers flexibility to certified teachers studying to earn credentials as literacy specialists, and matches the content and rigor of our face-to-face program,” program director Elizabeth Stevens said. “In our uniquely formatted program, teachers motivated to continue their education have the option to take classes fully online, or engage in a hybrid of online and face-to-face classes.”
Students will complete 30 credit hours of coursework, with 100 hours of built-in practicum experience, to achieve literacy certification from birth to grade 12. In the online model, students will complete an on-campus residency practicum during the final two weeks of the program.
Graduates will be prepared to serve as literacy specialists in schools with responsibilities that may include teaching, coaching and facilitation of schoolwide programs to help students successfully develop reading and writing skills.
“We understand the busy lifestyles of teachers, which is why we designed an online option in literacy education,” Stevens said. “Teachers should have flexible options to further their education and this particular option will prepare them to meet the literacy needs of their students.”
Graduates may seek careers as teachers, reading or literacy specialists, and literacy coaches in various educational settings, including public, private and charter schools. Visit for information.