Reading Education Master of Science (MS)

Share Your Passion for Literacy with an Masters in Reading Education

Teachers, are you passionate about literacy?

If so, give yourself the competitive edge to become a leader in reading education in your school or district by earning a Master of Science in Reading Education.

Increase your knowledge of reading instruction, diagnosis, and remediation of reading problems, and learn new research-based strategies that will help you teach readers of any age in a K-12 setting. Each course stresses both the theories resulting from the latest research and the practical application of these theories in the classroom. Students may obtain a Master of Science degree in Reading Education, which includes the Reading Specialist certification (PK-12), or obtain only the Literacy Specialist certification (PK-12).

You will leave our program with many strategies to have a positive effect of literacy development, the ability to create techniques, and the ability to make sound judgments regarding any new strategies to which you will be exposed in your career.

Based on national standards of the International Literacy Association, this 33-credit program is designed for teachers with initial certification and satisfies the requirements for a Master of Science in Reading Education Degree. In addition to required courses, candidates must pass Praxis examinations for certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Offered as a second certification only.

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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
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation


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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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