Reading Education

University of Kansas

Master Online
12 months
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to make literacy your focus or better understand how to teach reading and writing outside of language arts—or if you are an administrator seeking knowledge to build a school-wide literacy plan—a master’s in Reading Education from the University of Kansas School of Education can prepare you with the strategies you need.


Early literacy is a predictor of lifelong success; students who can read and communicate clearly from a young age are more likely to become engaged in their classes, avoid truancy, score well on tests and stay in school. Yet adolescent literacy rates have remained the same for years without improvement in what has been widely referred to as a literacy crisis. Improving literacy outcomes has therefore become a school-wide initiative in all content areas, as literacy is no longer the domain of a single classroom.


After completing the reading specialist licensure track of the online master's in Reading Education at University of Kansas, you may choose to pursue a number of literacy-related careers. You'll be prepared to become a reading specialist at the elementary, middle or high school level, and you may also find success as a PK–12 literacy coach. Other potential career paths include becoming an adult literacy teacher, teaching in higher education or consulting for a publisher of reading textbooks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Writing, Language, and Learning
  • Foundations of Reading: Process, Theory, and Instruction
  • Teaching Young Adult Literature
  • Comprehension and Study Strategies for Use with Multiple Texts
  • Language and Literature in the Reading Program
  • Writing and Spelling Development and Instruction
  • Teaching Literature to Children
  • Reading and the English Language Learner in the Elementary School
  • Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading
  • Early Intervention in Reading - Practicum
  • Supporting Striving Readers: Adolescent through Adult
  • Supporting Striving Readers Practicum
  • The Reading Program: Coordination and Supervision

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree* from accredited university**
  • Application fee
  • Personal statement showing a clear understanding of how the degree will fit into the applicant’s career plans
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified professional or academic references
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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