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Graduate Program for experienced licensed K-12 teachers

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with a concentration in Literacy 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 Professional and Continuing Education. If your Virginia school district would like to discuss the possibility of hosting the M.Ed. in Literacy Education Program, please contact Dr. Mark Lewis, Program Coordinator (lewis6ma@jmu.edu).

Program length

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

Have Questions? Contact:


Dr. Mark Lewis
Program Coordinator

  • Baccalaurete degree
  • One related work sample which shows evidence of your ability to design and/or develop learning experiences using literacy.
  • Undergraduate GPA 2.7 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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