Become a leader in K-12 literacy education with this 100% online program. No GRE required.

Support Literacy & Linguistically Diverse Learners

Whether you’re a teacher, instructional coach or another type of educator, you can prepare to become a specialist and leader in K-12 literacy education. This degree is ideal for:

  • Teachers who would like an advanced degree to deepen their knowledge of literacy with linguistically diverse learners

  • Teachers who would like to take on leadership roles in their campuses/districts

  • Community-based educators and adult educators who apply specialized knowledge of literacy in classroom settings in schools and communities across all ages

You’ll learn how to:

  • Balance theories/current scholarship in teaching/research in literacy education and apply them to practice

  • Develop, implement, and assess literacy curriculum and professional development in literacy

  • Apply your knowledge across diverse learners/learners with diverse needs

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for roles like teacher or community-based educator, reading specialist and literacy or instructional coach. Other positions include curriculum developer, literacy specialist or consultant in publishing and industry, doctoral student, community college instructor and adjunct faculty.

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Prepares teachers, instructional coaches and other professionals to become specialists and leaders in K-12 literacy education
  • Provides coursework that prepares students for the Texas Reading Specialist (#151) certification
  • Aligns with national standards and employs a cutting-edge approach to literacy research and literacy education
  • Provides students with personalized attention and opportunities to build relationships with faculty who are top-notch researchers
  • No GRE required
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $490/credit hour (in-state students) or $575/credit hour (out-of-state students)

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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