University of Nevada—​Reno

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Literacy Studies
Equity and Diversity in Ed Settings
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

These two Master's degree programs can be completed entirely online through Independent Learning at UNR. Our programs are up-to-date in content and they help students understand the newest technology. Faculty are nationally recognized in their fields. Literacy Program focuses on research-based literacy instruction using perspective of multiple literacies. Equity/Diversity program offers advanced study on use of inclusive methods to serve diverse learners in the classroom and beyond.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 13


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 15 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 20% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 15
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 87 full-time

Class Size

Average class size 17
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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