Reading Specialist

  • Graduate Open House
  • Program Overview

    The Reading Specialist Certification Program provides 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.

    Preparation in reading is a valuable area of specialization. The Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction provides a strong foundation for the pedagogical, curricular and leadership dimensions of the role of a Reading Specialist. Gannon University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is aligned with the National Board Professional Teacher Certification Standards.

    Students who wish to pursue Reading Specialist Certification as part of the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction will need to talk to their advisor early so that they can take the proper course sequence and meet all program requirements. Students must attend a summer course on campus for the required clinic course or complete an approved clinic experience in the home school district. All other Reading Specialist course requirements are met in an online format.

    Those who already hold a Master’s degree may complete only the certificate program of 27 credits.

    Formal application and admission to the Reading Specialist Certification program is required before beginning the requirements for certification.

    Program Options

    • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Gainful Employment

    Name Reading and Reading Specialist
    SOC Code 

     

    25-2052.00
    25-2053.00
    25-2054.00

     

    Normal Time to Completion 
    16 months

    4 semesters

    On-Time Completion Rate 2011-12 95%
    Placement Rate for Completers 2011-12  Not required by the accrediting body
    Tuition $15,255
    Fees $594
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    Median Loan Debt: Title IV funds N/A

     

    N/A:  Either no students graduated from the program in 2011-12; none of the student(s) who graduated from that program in 2011-12 had a loan; and/or the 2011-12 median for that program is = $0.