Literacy Graduate Program

Continue on the path of lifelong learning

Our program is committed to helping you advance as a reading professional. You will be empowered with the critical thinking, problem solving and creative capabilities that will support your growth.

Degree options

Traditional master's

Advance your skills as a literacy professional and gain the opportunity to change lives through reading.

Careers and outcomes

Consider the options for lifetime success. A graduate degree in literacy prepares you for work as an educator, literacy coach or director of reading programs.

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.

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