M.Ed. On Campus

Reading Education

Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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The Reading Education program at Boston University prepares teachers, specialists, clinicians, and consultants to expand their understanding of reading and writing acquisition and development and to apply this knowledge to assessment and instruction.


Key facts

The Reading Education program at Boston University admits both full- and part-time students. Full-time students must enter in the fall term.

This program is approved for licensure as a Specialist Teacher of Reading in Massachusetts, and it will also qualify candidates for Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement. Although a teaching license is required for admission to the program, teaching experience is not. However, students who complete degree requirements prior to completing one year of full-time teaching must later meet this requirement to be eligible to apply to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for licensure as a Specialist Teacher of Reading.

Varied career opportunities await degree recipients. Many graduates seek positions as general education classroom teachers, where their expertise in reading and writing assessment and instruction enables them to provide exemplary instruction to students of all performance levels. Others use their newly acquired depth of knowledge to specialize in literacy assessment and instruction. In this case, degree recipients meet requirements for positions as reading and literacy teachers, specialists, and coaches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Critical Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Literacy Acquisition and Development: Addressing Individual Strengths and Needs
  • Practicum: Clinical Interventions
  • Literacy Assessment to Inform Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports
  • Non-refundable $95 application fee

Tuition Fee

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    58560 USD/year
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  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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