Names Top Master's in Reading and Literacy Programs for 2019

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Graduates typically pursue roles as teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches

News Image, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, announced the release of their Best Online Master's in Reading and Literacy Programs for 2019. The research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

In addition to insights gained from industry professionals, leveraged an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys from current students and alumni. Each online degree program was analyzed with only 50 making it to the final list. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

“Most reading specialists earn between $34K to $73k, and those with a graduate degree have the advantage of earning higher salaries and taking on senior-level roles,” says Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager.

Students who pursue a master’s in reading and literacy typically work as elementary or secondary teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches. The steady job growth in this market is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the Top Master’s in Reading and Literacy programs. To access the complete ranking, please visit

2019 Best Master's in Reading and Literacy Degree Programs (in alphabetical order):

Appalachian State University
Ball State University
Black Hills State University
Bowling Green State University
Canisius College
Carson-Newman University
Concordia University - Nebraska
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Wisconsin
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
Edinboro University
George Mason University
Grand Valley State University
Hamline University
Indiana University Bloomington
Lesley University
Loyola Marymount University
Marygrove College
Minnesota State University
Missouri State University
Northern Michigan University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio University
Regis University
Sam Houston State University
Slippery Rock University
Texas A&M University - College Station
University at Albany
University at Buffalo
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Central Arkansas
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Memphis
University of Missouri
University of Nevada - Reno
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Iowa
University of South Florida
University of Texas at Tyler
University of the Cumberlands
University of West Florida
Westminster College

About provides proprietary and unbiased research to help students discover their options for the best graduate programs. The organization aims to inspire students to think big and make an impact in society through the pursuit of higher education. With user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, enables students to make informed decisions about earning a master’s degree online.

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