Reading Endorsement Post Graduate

The Master of Arts in Education: Reading Specialist and Reading Teacher Endorsement program is designed to assist full-time practicing teachers desiring to become a specialist in the area of reading.


Online Only

School of Education

12 months

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Through this program, you can learn how to design assessment, differentiate instruction, and design instructional approaches to improve Kindergarten – 12th grade literacy. You will study strategies for improving reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Additionally, you will learn how to assess reading difficulties, analyze and interpret test data, and provide direction for response to intervention initiatives. In a day of Common Core State Standards, there is focus on facilitating effective reading and writing instruction for learners of different ages, ability levels, and ethnic backgrounds. As a busy teacher, you’ll appreciate the flexibility and convenience of this online program.

Choosing Between A Reading Teacher Endorsement and Master’s Program

Teachers interested in working with students in a small-group instructional capacity should pursue a reading teacher endorsement. This endorsement may be completed in approximately 12 months. Addressing literacy deficits closes the achievement gap across literacy, moving readers to meet grade-level expectations.

Candidates who seek a master’s degree in education (Reading Teacher) assume the roles of an interventionist, reading coach, and reading coordinator. This degree may be completed in approximately 18 months. Both programs are affordable and completed online; most clinical experiences can be completed within their academic setting.

Course Overview

  • Format: Accelerated classes meet online, courses start every 8 weeks
  • Program Length: 12 months for endorsement; 16-20 months for optional master’s degree
  • Credit Hours: 24 credit hours for endorsement; 32 credit hours for optional master’s degree
  • Tuition: $450 per credit hour

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