Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Education in Literacy
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Master of Education in Literacy (100% Online Program)


NOTE: The M.Ed. in Literacy program is not accepting applications at this time. 


Graduate Program Advisor: Dr. Shawnna Helf


Phone: 803/323-2578


The Master of Education degree in Literacy is designed to prepare the certified classroom teacher for literacy teaching and/or literacy coaching. Graduates of this program will meet South Carolina course requirements for literacy teacher and/or literacy coach certification as well as South Carolina Read to Succeed certification

  • Enjoy the flexibility of online learning
  • Complete required coursework for Read to Succeed endorsements
  • Earn six hours toward TESOL add-on certification

About the Program

Admission Requirements

Required Program

Richard W. Riley College of Education Home Page

"I started this program in MEd Reading to gain a better understanding of literacy education and hone in on techniques for teaching reading to my elementary students. What I did not expect was the sincere relationships with professors and peers, pleasure in research, and the extensive background of knowledge I have already gained in teaching/coaching. Having the ability to confer with professors and peers about our readings and research- in class and online- has created strong relationships and meaningful discussions."

-Emily H.


Notice to International F-1 Graduate Applicants:

Per U.S. Immigration Regulation, international students who study in the U.S. in F-1 status may enroll in one, 3-hour online course per semester to fulfill the full-time enrollment requirement. This program requires more than one online class per semester to meet full-time enrollment and would not be approved for F-1 status. More information about visa status is available from our International Center.


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Last Updated: 1/31/23