Language and  Literacy
Language and  Literacy
Language and  Literacy
Language and  Literacy

Become a Literacy Leader!

Literacy is the foundation for school success and life-long learning. Through strategic literacy instruction, students become confident, successful readers and writers, which will serve them in both their personal and professional lives.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.), with a specialization in Language and Literacy Education, addresses the North Carolina Masters/Advanced Competencies requirements and is designed for individuals who hold (or are eligible for) a North Carolina Class "A" teacher license in education.

The program is designed for K-12 teachers seeking to improve their knowledge about literacy teaching, learning, and problem-solving in the complex contexts of K-12 classrooms, and it opens doors for individuals interested in becoming literacy leaders in schools, districts, state and national agencies.

Exciting News!

Beginning in the Fall 2018, UNCW will offer an online M.Ed. in Language and Literacy Education. The program is designed to offer students the convenience of online courses, while maintaining the camaraderie of on-campus program fosters.

Each 3-credit course is scheduled to meet online for two hours. Students log in from any location and interact with colleagues from across the country who are also enrolled in the program. The remaining class time is completed asynchronously online at a time most convenient for students.

Highlights of the Program

  • Experience the convenience of an online program with the collegiality and support of a face-to-face experience
  • Learn to integrate theory, research, and practice
  • Engage in ongoing conversations about issues that really matter to educators
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty on a wide range of teaching and research activities
  • Conduct action research in a classroom setting
  • Gain knowledge and expertise in coaching, professional development, and leadership
  • Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in public schools

What Do Graduates say about the LL Program?

The quotes below provide insights what graduate appreciated about the Master’s Program.

"I feel that I am a better teacher as a direct result of attending graduate school."

"I have learned so much during my time in the program. I have made substantial growth in each strand. My self-confidence has grown tremendously."

“The Language and Literacy Education Master’s program was a gift I gave to myself. I was at a point in my career where I needed to be surrounded by a community of teachers and life-long learners who wanted to explore and challenge existing beliefs about the role of literacy in the world. To my surprise the journey evolved, becoming more about my curiosity of the languages of learning and its impact on literacy. My professors helped me see that the questions I developed along the way could potentially be more important than the answers.”

"I think this was a tremendous help in exposing me to resources, theories, materials, programs and methods."

"I am 100% prepared to take "risks" as a reading professional and I'm ready to coach at a 'beginning level'."