Master of Education – Reading Specialist
This program is for applicants who are currently licensed to teach in Virginia.
The graduate program provides both theoretical and practical experiences for teachers who wish to become leaders in their profession and strengthen their understanding of the process of reading development.
Goals and Course Topics
As a graduate of the M.Ed. Reading Specialist program, you will have a broader understanding of the process of reading development to help support student growth and success in reading.
Master of Education Program Concentrations
The program provides both theoretical and practical experiences for teachers who wish to become leaders in their profession. Course topics include:
- Survey of Reading
- Language Development
- Organization and Supervision of Reading Program Development
- Diagnoses and Prescriptions of Reading Difficulties
The M.Ed. Reading Specialist program is presented online in 17-20 months in an accelerated format. You’ll take classes no more than three at a time in 8-week blocks to allow intense study of each concept. No face-to-face meetings are required.
Who This Master of Education Program Is For
The M.Ed. Reading Specialist program is for the teacher who can prove they are currently licensed in Virginia and have official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
This program leads to certification as a Reading Specialist in Virginia. In order to receive certification, students must complete all coursework, pass the Reading for Virginia Educators (Reading Specialist) exam and have at least three years experience as a full time teacher providing reading instruction as part of your job responsibility.
Teachers endorsed as a reading specialist may pursue a career as a coach, instructional specialist, reading teacher, or interventionist.
Request more information on our Master of Education Reading Specialist program and other educational leadership degree programs by completing the form on this page. Or, if you’re ready to get started:
Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our GPS Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify.