MSED: Teaching Literacy

Soar to new heights by advancing your teaching degree with a concentration in literacy.

Literacy is at the forefront of many educational reforms. Teaching literacy in Tennessee is a statewide initiative and educators at all levels across the state feel the pressure to perform.

The concentration in literacy is designed for students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and are professionally licensed to teach.

This program provides students with an in-depth analysis of foundational literacy skills, disciplinary literacy strategies, writing assessment, diagnosis, and interventions. Our program seeks to prepare candidates to become effective literacy teachers, specialists, and leaders in the field of literacy.

Program Highlights

Career Opportunities

  • Literacy Coach
  • Reading Coach
  • Reading Intervention Specialist
  • Reading Instructor

Academic Program Requirements

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“UT Martin has such a close-knit community surrounding the campus and it offers so many opportunities within the classroom as well as outside the classroom. There are always events planned for everyone attending UT Martin, so there is always something to do. ”
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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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Department of Educational Studies
Dr. Clinton Smith, Chair
240 Gooch Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238