In a rapidly changing society, literacy holds the key to success in the personal, professional, and civic lives of our children. Lynchburg’s Master of Education in Reading (MEd) program prepares educators who are committed to excellence in the teaching of reading and/or serving as reading specialists at the school or district level.
- Reading Instruction: This emphasis is designed for educators who are interested in strengthening their understanding of the field of reading in order to become experts on reading in their classrooms.
- Reading Specialist: This emphasis is designed for educators who may want to move out of the classroom into specialized teaching of reading, to work as a literacy coach, or to move into central office director positions. This emphasis leads to a Virginia licensure endorsement as a reading specialist, with passage of the Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment.
See the curriculum at a glance for a comparison of the 2 emphases.
Our 36-hour online program includes:
- Diagnosis, assessment, and remediation of reading problems
- Explicit reading and literature instruction
- Writing technology
- Research methodology
We also offer the Literacy Studies Certificate that provides four designated courses (12 credit hours) in an online format.
In-Service Teacher Discount
The University of Lynchburg is offering a tuition discount of 40% on two of its Master of Education programs: the MEd in Reading and the MEd in Special Education. In order to qualify for the discount, you must be an active in-service teacher and have an active teaching license. Please complete the In-Service Teacher Voucher form to receive the discount.
Stefanie Copp, EdD
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Director of the Master of Education in Reading Program