Our Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and an emphasis in Reading literacy program 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.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum based on Standards for Reading Professionals, International Reading Association
  • Online program
  • Affordable tuition

Application for this 100% Online Program

Learning Format For Reading Literacy Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in reading literacy is designed to be completed 100% online. You’ll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Blackboard, 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 Blackboard 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 Reading Literacy 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 email and phone. We want you to feel connected and prepared to create and defend your thesis or complete your comprehensive exams.

Reading Literacy Resources and Academic Support

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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

Affordable Reading Literacy Master’s

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.

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Career Opportunities with a Master of Arts in Education

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.

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

Reading literacy (36 hours)

Core Requirements (9 hours)



EDF 538 Teacher as Researcher


CI 540 Graduate Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


CI 531 Critical Pedagogy in Educational Reform


Concentration Area (15 hours)



BLED 538 Language Arts and Teacher of ESL


RED 510 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation


RED 517 Advanced Reading Theory/Phil and Historical Found


RED 518 Content Area Literacy


RED 512 Critical Literacy


Apply for this 100% Online Degree

As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in a master's in education administration degree we encourage you to learn the benefits of Eastern New Mexico University's online Master of Arts in Education.

Graduate Coordinator

Mary Daughrity

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Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 159

Phone: 575.562.2481