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Language and Literacy

Master of Education (M.Ed.), online graduate program

Learn to teach literacy for all students.

As an experienced educator, you know that student success depends on their ability to read, write, listen, and speak well. With our online master’s degree in literacy, you’ll learn how better to teach effectively to all students, including English language learners, in a variety of content areas. And with the skills you gain, you’ll also help your students develop skills they can use wherever they go, in school and in life. 

Our program helps you integrate reading and writing into lessons plans, use technology in the classroom, and match readers and text. You’ll study coursework that features the latest education theories and approaches, including topics like:

  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Linguistics
  • Content literacy
  • Writing
  • Assessment

Expand your knowledge and understanding of literacy as you gain a foundation in language and its application across diverse populations and subjects. In your capstone course, you’ll also explore professional development strategies to prepare you for the next step in your career. When you finish this program, you’ll be ready to implement effective literacy strategies that help students from all backgrounds learn.

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Program Structure

100% Online

33 Credits, Accelerated 8-week Terms
What are the benefits of an online degree?

Because this program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

Gain Skills and Expertise
Our Language and Literacy program prepares you to:
Licensure Information

Lesley University cannot confirm whether the course or program of study will meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state other than Massachusetts. We advise all applicants and students to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which they reside or plan to practice.

National average salary for teachers.
Graduates with master's degrees in education enjoy excellent employment opportunities, with average salaries of over $60,000 a year according to the National Education Association.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:


Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Language and Literacy
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 33
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    Registration Fees
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    Degree Completion Fee
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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