Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure)

Graduate Program: Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure)

Online Program

Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure) Graduate Program Online

The Master of Science in Reading, Reading Specialist Licensure program focuses on preparing licensed from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for Reading Specialist Licensure. Graduate students in this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a Reading Specialist. The program is based on the Kansas Literacy Standards and the International Literacy Association's Standards for Reading Professionals. The program is fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and CAEP.

The program is open to out-of-state or international candidates. Coursework in this program may be transferred to other states with the approval of the appropriate licensing agency.

Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure) program distinctives

Options available for the degree include:

    Option I: Thesis
        This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

    Option III: Course Work
        This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

Career Options for Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure)

The candidates in Master of Science in Reading, Reading Specialist Licensure program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a:

  • Title I Reading Specialist from PreK - Grade 12
  • District or Building level leader as a reading teacher, instructional specialist, or literacy coach
  • Community College reading and language arts teacher

Learn more about the Department of Teaching and Leadership

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Teaching license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Background check
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA first 9 hours of Graduate work

Program

Students in the Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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