Reading Specialist: Instructional Certification

School of Education | Reap College of Professional Studies

Earn a Reading Specialist Certification to Teach Literacy with or without a Master's Degree

Teachers, are you passionate about literacy? Do you have a desire to help those who have difficulty reading?

If so, our Reading Specialist Certification Program may be right for you. If you wish to concentrate in the field of reading, but do not want to pursue a master's degree (or you already hold a master's degree), you may obtain a Reading Specialist Certification by completing the 24 credits of concentration courses in reading.

  • A balance of theory and research
  • Teach all aspects of literacy development
  • Reading clinic on campus
  • Concentrate in Reading with or without a master's degree
  • Consist of 24 credits

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

  • School Districts
  • Universities
  • Education App/Tutoring Companies
  • Public Libraries

Top Career Paths

  • Education Consultant
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in education.
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

VISIT GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

The School of Education is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.

McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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McGowan Center Classrooms


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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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Learning Commons

201 Morgan Road
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With the Learning Commons, the library takes on a new form—a 21st Century library that focuses on actively empowering the learner. It is a scholars’ gathering place, where students from all disciplines converge, collaborate, and expand their horizons ever further. Learning Commons Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-12am Fri: 8am-7pm Sat.: 9am-7pm Sun.: 11am-12am

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Learning Commons Computer Labs


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Computer labs and technology-rich spaces are available on every floor the Learning Commons.

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