US News Best Online Programs Grad Education 2023This degree is part of the Literacy Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

The MEd in literacy education is for certified, practicing educators. The courses are designed to expand your knowledge and application of research-based practices in the teaching of reading, writing, and language arts. You can expect to increase your expertise in multimodal literacy, balanced literacy, science of reading, play in the language arts classroom, literacy instruction for striving readers, and culturally responsive instruction. By completing the degree, you are positioned as a literacy leader and advocate for all students.

Please note that this degree does not lead to the Missouri Special Reading Certification. However, your coursework can satisfy the degree and the certificate. Contact Dr. Renee Kruep, with questions and to help plan your course of study.

DESE Special Reading Certification

Degree Requirements

The 30-credit hour program can be tailored to your specific focus (early childhood-secondary education).  The degree is completed entirely online.

Visit Mizzou Online for detailed information about this degree, including degree details, course information, and application instructions.


  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)