Literacy Graduate Program

Teacher teaching young students to read

Continuing on the path of life-long learning

Our literacy graduate program at Missouri State is committed to helping you advance as a reading professional. We work to ensure you are empowered with critical thinking, problem solving and creative capabilities to make appropriate decisions and continue growing as a reading educator.

Successful completion of our program results with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Reading Teacher Certification for grades K-12; however, you must already be certified in an additional area before you can qualify for certification.


Why study literacy at Missouri State?

  • You will expand on the knowledge you have from your undergraduate education program, making you a literacy expert.
  • Our highly-qualified faculty members instruct in their areas of expertise, allowing you to learn first-hand from instructors with vast knowledge bases and backgrounds.
  • We will help prepare you with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to be a competent literacy teacher for kindergarten through grade 12.
  • You will learn the best practices of teaching literacy, and you will leave our program with certification as a literacy educator and a highly marketable degree.
  • We offer personalized advisement to keep your coursework consistent.