Master of Education in Literacy (MLIT) | Judson University Christian College

Master of Education in Literacy


Are You Ready to Inspire?

The Master of Education in Literacy Program at Judson University provides certified teachers with the opportunity to examine as well as enhance their knowledge base and instructional repertoire with regard to effective literacy practices that are research-based and grounded in time-tested, best-practice methodology. This graduate program is designed for the practicing classroom teacher who, rather than seeking additional certification, is motivated to become a more accomplished teacher of reading and writing a reflective practitioner and master teacher in all areas of literacy instruction.

A Degree of Distinction

Why the Master of Education in Literacy?

  • A significant focus on all areas of literacy—reading, writing, and literature.
  • Complimentary one-year membership or renewal with The Illinois Reading Council
  • Three anchor courses with split sections (K-3 and 4-12)
  • All-inclusive tuition—no additional or hidden fees
  • Degree completion in just 14 months
  • Quality professors who are experts in the field—several of whom have won awards such as Kane County Educator of the Year, Illinois Reading Educator of the Year, and the National Milken Foundation Award.
  • Reading Specialist Licensure opportunities

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Education in Literacy program will:

  • Know the Literacy Learner.
    Graduates will broaden their understanding of the process of literacy development and the impact of motivation, language, and culture on the individual learner.
  • Make Informed Instructional Decisions.
    Graduates will expand working knowledge of current research and their ability to interpret student assessments in order to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Select a Variety of Literature to Enhance Instruction.
    Graduates will expand their working knowledge of a broad range of literature and of its role in supporting meaningful instruction, developing accomplished literacy learners, and fostering a lifelong love of reading and writing.
  • Apply Effective Literacy Practices:
    Graduates will enhance their knowledge of language literacy which includes strategies for the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing as well as the use of technology to enhance instruction.
  • Engage in Professional Development as a Career-Long Effort and Responsibility.
    Graduates will cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the need to continually refine instruction through professional development that challenges personal ideology and teaching practice. 

Learn More About the MLIT Program

Application Information

Pre-Admission Survey

Apply now for the 2022 cohort!


Contact Us

Dr. Kristy N. Piebenga
MLIT Program Director
847-628-1086 or E-mail
Katie Custer
Administrative Assistant
847-628-1105 or E-mail

Additional Information

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