One Eleven Initiative

Literacy Education: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Program Description

The Master of Education in Literacy Education is a 36-hour program examining the roles and responsibilities of a reading specialist/literacy coach. The program provides strong, foundational coursework that builds to 6 hours of internship coursework where candidates function in literacy leadership roles in their schools, districts, and/or communities. This program is designed for teachers who seek to become more specialized literacy teachers who can serve as reading specialists and literacy coaches or literacy leaders in their schools and districts.

The application deadline for the Literacy Education program is March 1. Classes begin during the First Summer session.

Admissions Requirements

Admission for Fall 2014 has been suspended. Applications for Fall 2015 will be considered. Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Praxis II Content Scores (6 points higher than MDE Licensure requirement)
  • Two (2) Graduate Reference Forms
  • Hold or eligible to hold an A educator licensure in content area (elementary ed., special ed., or secondary English, math, science, or social studies)

See the Graduate Handbook for information on completing the application process.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program serve as literacy coaches, reading specialists, and more specialized literacy teachers at the school and district levels.

Online/Face-to-Face Campus Options

The program is offered on the Oxford campus. This cohort does offer some online courses, but the vast majority utilizes the traditional face-to-face courses. During the summer semester, courses meet during the daytime hours. However, during the fall and spring semesters, courses meet during the evening hours to accommodate practicing teachers.

The Literacy Program also offers a fully online program. Currently, this program admits a new cohort each summer.

For More Information

Sharon Clemmer
Graduate Activities Assistant
Department of Teacher Education
School of Education
The University of Mississippi
336 Guyton Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5986
(662) 915-6718 Fax
sclemmer@olemiss.edu


Virginia J Moore
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Department of Teacher Education
School of Education
The University of Mississippi - Tupelo Campus
1918 Briar Ridge Road
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 690-6260
vjmoore@olemiss.edu