Reading Specialist

Degree: M.Ed.

Supplement your undergraduate education degree and teaching experiences with Millersville University's graduate Reading Specialist program.

Why Study This Program?

Expand your expertise in education, earn a graduate degree and prepare for a specialist certification through Millersville University's Reading Specialist program.

This program, a concentration within the Languages and Literacy Education graduate degree, is one of many highly regarded education programs offered at Millersville which reflect the University's long history of teacher training. MU is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women. The Elementary and Early Childhood programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Admission to this program is open to applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification. This program allows for rolling admission and caters to both full- and part-time students. Students who have five or more years of satisfactory teaching experience may also qualify for admission to the Reading Supervisor Certificate program.

Graduates of this program receive a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Language and Literacy Education. 

What Will You Learn?

Both concentrations within the Language and Literacy Education program incorporate professional core studies courses about research methods, student psychology and education philosophies, and specialized required courses.

The reading specialist concentration explores foundations of reading and writing, disabilities and teaching methods. Students complement their studies with at least one special education course and have the option to pursue a research thesis.