The Reading/Literacy program is nationally recognized by the International Reading Association.· The program focuses on the integrated connections among all the literacies (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and technology) as a foundation for understanding the various content areas.· It is designed for licensed K – 12 teachers who wish to enhance their professional preparation in the field of reading/literacy and/or prepare for other responsibilities in education, such as school reading coordinator. Courses for reading/literacy certification are available online.

General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members and MUW employees) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs


ED 523 - Early Literacy Development (Pre-K - 3)

ED 527 - Content Area Literacy
ED 564 - Effective Literacy Assessment and Intervention

ED 524 - Expanding Literacy Development (4 - 12)
ED 599 - Internship in Reading Literacy


Application Documents

Graduate Education Application Form
Reference Form
Scholarship Application


Dr. Monica Riley
Dir. Graduate Studies in Education
Department Chair

Education Building
Phone: (662) 329-7365

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Graduate Bulletin