Reading Education, M.Ed. | Vanderbilt University | Nashville, United States
18 months
2215 USD/credit 45776 USD/year
2215 USD/credit 45776 USD/year
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As educators, we are all reading specialists to some degree. Develop the skills required of reading specialists—literacy development, assessment, and instruction — with the Reading Education program of Vanderbilt University.


About the Program

Reading for pleasure makes a big difference when it comes to a child’s performance in the classroom. Students who read every day perform better on tests, develop a broader vocabulary, and gain a better understanding of other cultures. As a reading educator, you’ll foster this love of reading in the classroom and beyond.

The Reading Education program of Vanderbilt University is designed for licensed teachers or those with equivalent teaching experience who want to focus on literacy development, assessment, and instruction of students with diverse learning and literacy needs.

The three-semester program meets the standards of the International Literacy Association for Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Development
  • Literacy Assessment and Professional Development
  • Literacy for Diverse and Special Needs Learners
  • Reading and Learning with Print and New Media
  • Teaching and Learning the Language Arts: Theory and Research
  • Educational Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Transcript(s) from prior undergraduate and graduate work. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, three preferred for our master's programs. Three letters of recommendation are required for our Ed.D. programs.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • International applicants must submit all of the above, plus the following: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2215 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    45776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2215 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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