M.ED. - Language and Literacy

Fall Application Deadline: August 1

Contact Us:

Dr. Tracy Coskie

(360) 650-2164


Why We Need Your Support

We rely on donations to give our students a truly extraordinary education experience full of invaluable opportunities and professional development outside the of the classroom.

All donations – no matter the size - make an impact.


Your gift to the MEd in Language and Literacy fund will provide an opportunity for the program in engaging the professional community in order to retain current students and to recruit new students. 


Two Masters students in graduation robes, holding babies

Program Information

The Woodring College M.Ed. - Language and Literacy program is for pre-K-12+ teachers from all content areas who want to deepen their literacy knowledge and practice, take on leadership roles in the profession, and commit to equity and social justice in a program that offers:

  • Synchronous, online, relationship-based, cohort environments
  • Combined focus on reading, writing, language, and digital literacies
  • Opportunity to earn a certificate in media and digital literacy, a WA State endorsement in reading, and/or National Board certification
  • Engaged, practical, and mentored scholarship in the profession
  • Opportunities to develop collaborative leadership skills
  • Faculty who understand your complex teaching and learning contexts

Graduates from the program go on to innovate, advocate, and lead as classroom teachers, specialists, coaches, administrators, program directors, and college instructors.

*This program does not lead to the issuance of a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate

Application Deadlines:

Next Cohort – Fall 2024 (Applications Due August 1)

Cohorts begin in Fall of Even Numbered Years.

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application, you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.

International Applicants: Please view information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.


Additional Application Requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose: Please provide a brief (300-500 word) statement of personal career goals and reasons for seeking admission to the M.Ed. – Language and Literacy program.  In your statement, please indicate your interest in adding a reading endorsement to your certificate and/or your interest in developing leadership skills in reading/literacy.
  • Resume
  • Interview if requested

Program Sequence (45 credits)

Year 1


IT 520: Intro to Emerging Tech

IT 525: Reading / Consuming Digital

IT 530: Writing / Producing Digital

ELED 692

(3 cr) – mini-lit review and proposal

RDG 501: Theory & Research Foundations)

RDG 502:

Creating Equitable Literacy Environments 

RDG 503: Emergent/Beginning (assessment and methodologies) 


Year 2



IT 535: Learning and Leading with Tech ELED 518: Special Topics (writing, ELL, curriculum integration, etc.

* Complete missing or incomplete courses

*Take NES 

Take NB C1


RDG 504: Intermediate/disciplinary (assessment and methodology) RDG 505: Literacy Leadership  
ELED 693: Master's Project ELED 694: Master's Project + Presentation