Graduate Program for experienced licensed K-12 teachers

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with a concentration in Reading Education is intended for experienced classroom teachers who want to prepare to become reading intervention teachers or reading specialists.

Off-Campus Program

This degree program is offered only in off-campus locations in conjunction with JMU Office of Outreach and Engagement.  If your Virginia school district would like to discuss the possibility of hosting the M.Ed. in Reading Education Program, please contact Dr. Joy Myers, Program Coordinator ( or Carol Fleming in JMU Outreach and Engagement (

Program length

The sequence of courses can be completed within three year academic years, and all courses and field experiences are provided in the localities of each cohort group.

Have Questions? Contact:

Dr. Joy Myers

Dr. Joy Myers
Program Coordinator

  • Baccalaurete degree
  • Three related work samples which show evidence of your ability to design and/or develop learning experiences using literacy.
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Valid teaching license
Application materials
  • Professional Resume
  • 2-3 page written statement describing professional background and long-term professional goals
  • Recommendations from 2 relevant school personnel familiar with your teaching performance and leadership potential
  • Applicants may also be asked to complete an interview
Course sampler
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Writing Instruction
  • Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs
  • Literacy Coaching and Internship
  • JMU catalog description and courses

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