Online Master's in Reading and Literacy

Accredited M.Ed. Program Provides Affordable, Flexible Degree Path

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Reading/Literacy Program Details

Our Master of Education with Emphasis in Reading and Literacy  is designed to focus on literacy development, foundations of reading, instructional methods, reading research and best practices in the area of reading. This degree is designed with education practitioners in mind.

Online Master's in Reading and Literacy Program Highlights

  • Exceptional quality and reasonable cost.
  • Earn your degree while working full-time.
  • 100% online program.
  • Curriculum based on Standards for Reading Professionals, International Reading Association
  • Program nationally and state accredited.

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Affordable and Quality Master's in Reading and Literacy

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable graduate tuition rates in the United States. If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in 6 or fewer hours per semester, you'll pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Eligible students may apply for the TEACH grant and Graduate Assistantships are also available through application to the ENMU Graduate School.

Graduate Tuition and Fees  Financial Assistance for Graduate Students

Career Opportunities with a Master of Education Reading and Literacy Emphasis

Our affordable tuition makes it easy for you to pick ENMU, a school with a strong reputation for producing capable teachers and administrators that are prepared to lead schools and school districts. With this degree, you can pursue careers such as:

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Reading Intervention Teacher
  • Reading Coach
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Coordinator
  • Literacy Facilitator

Career Services for Students

Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for a job, we can help you find it.

We offer many resources including various workshops throughout the year covering topics like resume writing, interviewing for jobs, and more! As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.

Explore employment opportunities in this field by visiting the O*NET webpage. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database. The site aggregates data for occupations across the United States.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students available through the ENMU Foundation.

Learn more about ENMU scholarships

We also have a limited number of part-time graduate assistantships available. Graduate assistantships providing hands-on experience may be awarded to qualified students. In addition to a stipend, graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver, which gives out-of-state students our low in-state tuition. A limited number of student-hire positions might also available.

For more information on graduate assistantships please contact the Graduate School at 575.562.2147 or [email protected]

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Learning Format for Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in reading and literacy is designed to be completed 100% online. You'll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Canvas, individual projects and presentations, quizzes and tests throughout the semester.

Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. In all classes participation done via Canvas and other resources like Collaborate, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time.

To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or passing comprehensive exams. You must be physically present to defend your thesis, but not to take your comprehensive exams.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person!

Advising for Education Students

If you are taking the time to complete an advanced study program, we know you want not only the benefits from our classes, but also our faculty's professional experience. To support you, we offer advising meetings via in-person, phone, email, or video conference. We want you to feel connected and prepared to create and defend your thesis or complete your comprehensive exams.

Reading and Literacy Resources and Academic Support

We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.

We also have online databases, journal article, and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

See our distance education library services >

If you have questions or concerns about your homework assignments, projects or grades, we encourage you to email or call your professor.

Admission Requirements for Education Graduate Program

If you fail to satisfy all of the following requirements for admission within your first 12 hours of graduate study at ENMU, you will be reclassified as a non-degree seeking student and you will not be allowed to register for further graduate coursework until all requirements for admission are fulfilled.

  1. Admission to the Graduate School.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.00. If your grade point averages between 2.80 and 2.99, you will be considered for "conditional" admission; if accepted, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 with no grade less than a "B" during your first semester or the first 9 hours.
  3. You must submit a letter of application to the Curriculum and Instruction graduate coordinator. The letter should specify your intended area of emphasis and how an advanced degree in education would advance your career.
  4. An electronic copy of your teaching license or confirmation of admission into the regular or alternate licensure program.

Admission to the education graduate programs does not guarantee successful completion of the graduate program.

Inquiries along with correspondence, including letters of application and recommendation, should be sent to the Graduate School:

Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 212
Phone: 575.562.2147
Email: [email protected]

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If you are interested in pursuing a master's in reading and literacy submit your free online application, today!

Graduate School Application

Reading and Literacy Degree Information

You can learn more about this degree and view course information in the Graduate Catalog.

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ENMU Graduate School Admission Application

Graduate Coordinator

JD Procter

Dr. JD Procter

Assistant Professor of TESOL/Bilingual Education, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 135

Phone: 575.562.2977


ENMU Graduate School



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