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Master of Science in Education Reading with a Reading Specialist Endorsement (MSEd)

Master of Science in Education, Reading with Reading Specialist Endorsement (for licensed teachers)

3101 Education Building

Abha Gupta, Program Director

The program is designed to provide professional training for prospective reading specialists, literacy coaches, and elementary- and secondary-level reading teachers or a general master's degree in reading.

Extensive course offerings permit the graduate student to pursue an area of interest, such as elementary school reading, secondary school reading, college reading, literacy coaching, and reading in clinical settings. As a culminating experience, each student investigates a problem area and prepares a formal research paper or project on a topic of interest.

Candidate study may include an intensive search of the professional literature on reading or selected field experiences in public, private, or governmental reading programs that provide reading services to clients. In addition, candidates tutor children and aid in the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. Candidates who have three years of satisfactory experience in teaching reading, completed the entire degree program, and satisfactorily completed the Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialists-coded 5304 may obtain the reading specialist endorsement. The MSEd - Reading with Reading Specialist endorsement is offered online only.