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Online Master of Education (MEd) in Reading Instruction

The William Woods University Master of Education (MEd) in Reading Instruction program is designed especially for current K-12 teachers who desire to develop extensive skills in the area of effective reading instruction. Students enrolled in this innovative online Master of Education program will develop a deep understanding of the acquisition of language, current issues in reading and writing, theoretical models of literacy, analysis and correction of reading disabilities, curriculum development, assessment and effective intervention.

Students earning the Master of Education in Reading Instruction degree will be literacy experts equipped to support literacy instruction in grades K-12 as Reading/Literacy Specialists, Coaches and Interventionists.

Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work

575 # of our graduates who are now principals and assistant principals
123 # of our graduates who are now school district administrators
81 # of our graduates who are now school superintendents

Courses you may take

EDC 500

Current Issues in Reading and Writing


EDC 510

Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities


EDC 520

Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement


EDC 530

Theoretical Models in Literacy


EDC 540

Language Acquisition and Literacy


EDC 550

Literacy Across A Variety of Genres


EDC 560

Classroom Communities for the Enhancement of Student Learning


EDC 580

Counseling Techniques


EDC 590

Elementary Reading Practicum


EDC 591

Secondary Reading Practicum




  • Completed application
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university you graduated from (must have earned an undergraduate degree in education or closely related field)

Cohorts available across Missouri

William Woods advanced education programs bring evening classrooms to districts and educators where there is interest. Districts in Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, Springfield, Ozark, Cape Girardeau, Rolla and many more are running cohorts currently or have in the past.

Admissions Information

Learn more about graduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.