Our Literacy Education program prepares educators to teach students preK-12, in general education and reading specific instructional situations. We focus on students who progress typically and those who are struggling to read.

We offer advanced study in the teaching of preK-12 literacy.  Specifically, teachers can earn the following:

Certifies holder to teach reading in K-12 settings (seeker must already hold a valid teaching certificate or license).
Holder must have had 9 to 12 hours in reading coursework prior to beginning any endorsement coursework.

More about the Reading Endorsement

We offer an M.Ed. (Master of Education) in K-12 Reading/Literacy Specialization. ​The K-12 reading endorsement is earned within your Master's Degree.

More about the Master's Degree in Reading Specialization

You can earn your Ph.D. under the Curriculum and Instruction umbrella with a concentration in Literacy.

More about the Ph.D. program

Professional Licensure Disclosure:  This program area includes courses of study that are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.