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
  • Gainful Employment

    Name  Reading and Reading Specialist 
    SOC Code  




    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) that graduated from that program in 2011-12 had a loan; and/or the 2011-12 median for that program is = $0.