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MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades K-6)

Walden's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6) program could further education professionals' ability to teach new and developing readers. Learn more about Walden University's MS in Education program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of enrolling in Walden's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6) program could be education professionals or have experience with elementary school education. Prospective students should have strong communication skills and must have a bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA or a 3.0 GPA in master's courses. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

This master's degree program is meant to engage students in learning the best methods for teaching reading to primary school learners. In the online Master of Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6) program at Walden, students have the chance to learn how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of new and developing readers. Learners may use scholarly research to assess and put into practice data-driven solutions to issues arising in the K-6 learning environment. Students could also examine how to effectively teach readers from different cultures and backgrounds, including second language learners. Courses cover topics like literacy development, designing curriculum and instruction, literacy in diverse classrooms, and action research for educators. This program does not lead to teaching licensure or certification.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6):

Students are asked to complete five core courses in education and five specialization courses focusing on reading comprehension. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Teacher as Professional
  • Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations
  • Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment
  • Action Research for Educators

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Reading and Literacy Today
  • Literacy Development P-3
  • Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6
  • Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
  • Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who earn a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6) degree may want to prepare for more advanced roles in school leadership, advocacy, or higher education through a doctoral degree program. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Education with a specialization in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
  • Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades K-6) from Walden University can use their knowledge of language and literacy development to seek employment with non-profit institutions, elementary schools, and school districts. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Teacher leader
  • Instructional designer
  • Learning specialist

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