Academic Catalog

Literacy, Language, and Equity (MAT) to (MEd)

Program Description

School of Education Graduate Faculty

The Master of Education (MEd) in Literacy, Language, and Equity is an 18 month (7 quarter) program designed for educators who would like to become reading specialists, literacy coaches, or better-equipped teachers of reading in K–12 classrooms. You may apply for and begin the program in any quarter.

The program is aligned with the endorsement competencies for Reading and English Language Learners in the state of Washington and will help prepare you for the NES Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction (104) exam and the WEST-E English Language Learners (051) exam. 

Graduates of this program will have a foundation in the theoretical and empirical bases of effective literacy instruction, with an understanding of reading and writing development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective teaching.

Students who have previously completed the AMAT or MAT program at SPU, or who have completed a master's in teaching program at a regionally accredited institution in the state of Washington, may choose to seek the MEd in Literacy, Language, and Equity by completing 27-30 credits, depending on prior coursework. Students must have completed their prior program in the last six years in order to qualify.