Why Choose Us?


Earn a Master's Degree from a Top-Ranked School of Education
LMU graduates succeed in the real world of schools. Superintendents, principals and other school leaders know that LMU graduates are ready to lead on day one – and are dedicated to doing exactly that.

Become a Better Teacher
Enhance your professional skills and competencies in teaching reading and supporting literacy instruction in urban PreK-12 schools. Learn from professors who have taught and led schools across the spectrum of traditional public, Catholic and charter schools.

Become a Leader in Reading Instruction
Prepare to become a reading teacher, literacy coach, clinician, consultant or academic coordinator. Work at a school site, across schools or for companies that support literacy. Lead reading workshops, plan literacy instruction, provide individual support and transform teaching across the curriculum.

Advance Your Career
Armed with master’s degree from LMU, you will be able to advance your career through the many paths available to highly trained reading specialists.


"Although excited by the prospect of earning a Master's degree, I was actually really nervous about the online format. What a surprise to find that I loved it! The classes were rigorous, demanding and fun! The professors were excellent and wonderfully supportive of working professionals. The applications to my own teaching were immediate and thought provoking. I can't thank LMU enough for providing this program."
- Elizabeth Ward, MA '07

"LMU's online program has not only met, but far exceeded my expectations. I currently live in two places, so completing my master’s degree online has made it possible to get the education I want right now. In all my 50 years of academic endeavors, this program has been the perfect match for me. The coursework is stimulating; the professors are humane, personable, compassionate, and incredibly supportive; and there’s plenty of room for growth, practical application and experimentation. The workload is appropriately demanding, targeted for professionals working in the field. The intimacy and respect cultivated by open dialogue among students with diverse views and experiences makes this a paradigmatic program for learning how to function as an educator in a diverse and rapidly changing society. I am confident I’m getting the education I need to be a competent and effective literacy educator."
- Candee K. Corwin, current student in Hawaii

"I teach second and third grade at a Marymount school in Rome, Italy that offers a bilingual program in Italian and English. I am so enjoying LMU's online program! I've seen that reading fluency is vital for students’ academic success. I keep telling my friends that I am finally studying something that has immediate application in the classroom!"
- Maria Gennarini, student at Marymount School, Rome, Italy