Why study Reading and Literacy online through OSU?
The Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an option in Reading
and Literacy is designed for full-time K-12 educators who desire expertise in literacy
instruction. The program prepares graduates with a deeper understanding of reading
and writing processes and pedagogy, leads to reading/literacy specialist certification
and develops school and district literacy leaders.
This 100-percent online program is delivered throughCanvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program offers a two-year, accelerated cohort-style
completion sequence in which students take two courses per semester. Completion pace
can be modified as needed. The innovative and interactive online format utilizes synchronous
video conferencing to form strong virtual communities connecting networks of teachers
across the state and beyond.
In this program, you will learn to:
Develop evidence-based strategies for reading, writing and content-area literacy
Administer and analyze a variety of literacy assessments
Use data to personalize instruction
Teach with authentic literature for children through young adult
Coach and facilitate sustained campus/district professional development
Evaluate literacy programs and materials
Implement relevant and transformative technology applications
Learn to become a literacy leader and advocate
You will complete two school-based, reading practicums supporting elementary/middle
school students through one-on-one and small-group tutoring, preparing you with a
strong foundation in the reciprocal process of assessment and instruction.
The federalTEACH Grant Program may provide up to $4,000 a year to aid students seeking degrees in high-needs fields
and who meet specific eligibility requirements. Students must sign an Agreement to
Serve and acknowledge that if the terms are not fulfilled, the grant will be converted
to a loan that must be repaid.
Members of a Native American Tribe can apply for the Teach to Reach grant-based program provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian