Literacy Studies (READ)

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Tanya Cannon
Program Area Coordinator
115 Speight Building 

Ms. Amy Mansfield
Administrative Support Associate
205 Speight Building

Reading Program Area Overview

The Reading Program Area at East Carolina University offers many opportunities for professional development in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction including the following:

For more information, please contact Area Coordinator for Reading Dr. Johna Faulconer by email or at (252) 328-5570.
Registration for READ Courses

For help with registering for reading education courses, contact the Academic Success Center for undergraduate level courses and Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty ( for graduate level courses.

Literacy CEU Modules

An exciting opportunity to earn CEU credit! Modules are developed by a team comprised of one ECU Faculty member and one master public school teacher. Each module requires approximately 10 hours of work in order to earn one (1) CEU of credit toward license renewal. For more information visit Division of Continuing Studies.

MAEd in Reading Education

The 39-semester hour MAEd in Reading Education degree program offers the opportunity for advanced study in literacy education. Candidates explore current reading research, assessment and diagnosis of reading difficulties, management and oversight of literacy programs, and develop action research projects related to an area of interest. Nine hours of study are selected from a variety of literacy related courses including library science, gifted education, digital literacy/technology integration, and teaching English as a second language. Completion of the program results in eligibility for K-12 reading specialist licensure. The degree program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis and all courses are online. An initial teaching license is required to apply and some individuals may need to take prerequisite courses in reading methods in order to be accepted to the program. For more information visit the MAEd in Reading Education page.