Enhance literacy for all students.

Learn how to teach literacy for all students, including English language learners, with the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy from Lesley University. Our program helps you integrate reading and writing in the classroom, integrate technology to enhance multiple literacies, and use authentic literature to match readers and text. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising.


For detailed information about programmatic outcomes, please click here.

Program of Study

Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
EEDUC 6164 Perspectives on Literacy, Learning and Teaching
EECLD 6001 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EECLD 6002 Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language
EEDUC 6059 Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom
EEDUC 6001 The Teaching of Writing (K-12)
EEDUC 6101 Content Literacy
EEDUC 6156 Assessment for the Classroom Teacher of Literacy
EECLD 6010 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas
EEDUC 6136 Struggling Readers and Writers
EECLD 6008 Teaching Reading and Writing for Speakers of Other Languages and Dialects 3
EEDUC 7130 Professional Development: New Role for the Classroom Teacher of Literacy 3

Faculty Spotlight

Lucy Bunning

Adjunct Professor

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Barbara Steckel

Associate Professor

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Tuition is $625 per credit hour.

Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

We’ll help you get started by gathering your transcripts for you — and we’ll even pay any fees to get copies for you.

Licensure Details

Completion of the Language and Literacy Online Master’s Degree program will not provide an endorsement or teaching license through Lesley University. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the licensure requirements for the state in which you seek to be licensed.

If you currently hold a Massachusetts initial teaching license, you may be able to identify 12 credits within this program in the content or subject matter knowledge of your license to apply for a professional teaching license after the conferral of your Master’s degree. It is your responsibility to review the content or subject matter knowledge of your license(s). For additional information, please visit our Certification Office’s website.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher and pursuing Massachusetts initial licensure, please contact our Office of Graduate Admissions at luadmissions@lesley.edu.

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