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Master of Education or Master of Science

New Literacies and Global Learning

Increase your capacity to teach reading, English Language Arts or social studies in a rapidly changing world through our flexible graduate program.

New literacies help educators develop instruction techniques that best help their students learn and communicate in an environment with technology that is constantly changing. Choose from one of five master’s degree programs and explore best practices and innovative instructional strategies that will enable you to maximize your impact and emerge as a content leader in your area of choice.

Find the Right Master’s Program in New Literacies and Global Learning For You:

Learn how to design and implement diagnostic reading assessments and interventions, solve problems of practice in reading education, and cultivate digital and global perspectives on literacy in your classroom.
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Enhance your teaching of the English language arts and learn how to prepare your students to communicate clearly across different technologies and environments.
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Develop your mastery of social studies education and learn how to improve your teaching for a global society and prepare your students to be informed and engaged citizens.
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Learn how to improve your teaching for a dynamic world and equip your secondary English Language Arts students to communicate clearly in an increasingly global working community.
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Master your social studies education skills at a hybrid program we’ve designed to fit your schedule. You’ll learn how to improve your teaching for secondary social studies students and help them become informed global citizens.
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Application Deadlines:

June 1

Fall Enrollment

April 15

Summer Enrollment

Get Started On Your NLGL Master's Today

Contact us about our scholarship opportunities for NLGL teachers and to learn more about our flexible graduate programs.

Why NC State:


You can take courses online and in-person to earn your advanced degree in reading, English language arts or social studies


You will learn from world-class faculty who have K-12 classroom experience and apply the latest research in their courses


Your courses will blend theory and practice that you can apply to your own classrooms and generate global connections through international study or virtual global experiences

Price Tag

You can complete a master’s at Money Magazine’s No. 1 ranked college in best value in North Carolina

We lead the way in improving educational outcomes across North Carolina and beyond.


Producer of Master-Level Literacy Specialists in N.C. (DPI)


Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs in N.C. (U.S. News)


In Education Research Productivity in N.C. (U.S. News)