Reading and Reading Specialist

  • Program Overview

    Literacy is the key to children’s success and provides communication links with society throughout life. The Master of Education degree in Reading and the Reading Specialist Certification Program provide training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities. Preparation consists of theory, application and implementation of research-based instruction and assessment practices. The Reading Specialist is trained in instruction and assessment techniques and given leadership opportunities to promote literacy programs for students, parents, other educators and the community.

    The School of Education offers a Master of Education degree in Reading, including preparation for Reading Specialist Certification. The program can be completed online. 

    Program Options

    • Master of Education in Reading
    • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Certificate Costs and Career Options

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