Strengthen your teaching and position yourself for career advancement in as few as two years with the University of Mary’s flexible online Master of Education program in Reading.

Gain the skills you need to drive academic achievement and literacy in your classroom while learning from experienced teaching professionals and academic leaders. Our Master of Education in Reading emphasizes experience, hands-on learning, and real-life knowledge that you’ll be able to apply to your teaching immediately, while you progress through this program designed for working professionals like you. Advance your educational career with an MEd.

At a Glance

72%
Chance that children with low-literacy parents will be at the lowest reading levels themselves

Program Length

2 years

Format

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Cost per Credit

$540

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

K-12 educators interested in enhancing their literacy teaching skills and expanding their career opportunities

Career Paths

  • Reading Curriculum Specialist
  • Teacher

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and experienced, practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Access expert career and academic counseling services throughout your online program.
  • Develop a robust professional network while learning within a community of peers.
  • Bolster your skills as a servant leader through a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that will enrich your career and your everyday life.

Accreditations

  • ESPB logo

    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts -  Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
    • Professional goal statement
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience

Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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