Master of Education K-12 Literacy

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

This 36-hour graduate program will prepare K-12 Literacy Specialists to work with students and other professionals in continuously improving the literacy knowledge and skills of the students in the school/district and to serve as professional advocates in this area.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Facilitating professional development activities for colleagues
  • Field experience
  • Unit, lesson plan and assessment development


  • Effective diagnosis and remediation of reading
  • Responsibilities of a Reading Specialist within the school environment

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Classroom teacher
  • Reading teacher
  • School wide or district wide reading coordinator
  • Tutor

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Clinton School District
  • Dardanelle School District
  • Other school districts across Arkansas and surrounding states
  • Russellville School District

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree are:

  • EdD School Leadership
  • Endorsement in Special Education
  • Master(s) in Instructional Design and Technology, Library Media Specialist, Special Education, School Counseling or Special Education

K-12 students
Point of Pride

This is a new program at ATU, and the first group of students graduated in 2020.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.