Discover how to develop and nurture a love of reading for students through an online MEd in Literacy Education from Southeastern University.

Designed for working teachers with a bachelor’s degree, our program prepares you for certification in literacy education. Reading is one of the most important skills for students to grasp, and it prepares students to excel in the classroom and future opportunities. Upon graduation, you can advance your career in K-12 public and private schools, as well as at private reading clinics. You’ll have the credentials you need to take the Reading K-12 Subject Area Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. Learn from faculty who are experts in the field through our challenging program’s flexible online format.

Through our master’s degree in literacy education online program, you’ll explore a variety of areas that will help you develop and nurture reading habits of students, such as:

  • Various methods for creating curricula, conducting educational research and working with exceptional students
  • Advanced methods for language arts instruction
  • Research-based practices for teaching literacy to increase student reading and writing achievement
  • Theoretical foundation and modern best practices for content area reading, writing and study skills
  • Assessing and measuring reading difficulties
  • Organizing and implementing reading programs for PreK-12 students
  • Historical development and cognitive fundamentals of reading processes
  • Catering to the linguistic and literacy needs of English language learners

To ensure that you’re modeling current methodology in your work, our faculty integrates research-based best practices into the rigorous curriculum. As you are challenged to actively participate and apply the concepts you learn, you will become prepared for the real world of teaching.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

SEU’s master’s degree in reading and literacy online program includes a total of 36 credits. Nine credits make up the core courses, and degree specialization courses total 21 credits. Six credits of graduate-level elective courses in EDUC or TESL are also required.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MEd in exceptional student education program must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university OR
  2. Hold an official GRE score OR
  3. Have three years of teaching experience

Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s master’s in literacy education online degree, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • An essay on the topic: “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references: one professional and one personal

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $375 per credit hour $13,500
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $14,700

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.

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Career Outcomes

Our master’s degree in reading and literacy online prepares you for a variety of careers within education, such as:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Reading Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Intensive Reading Teacher

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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