24 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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.

Transition to a career as a reading specialist, or elevate your teaching skills.

The University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences offers two tracks for the online master's in Reading Education, as well as a reading specialist licensure endorsement-only track. These programs help build an understanding of literacy at all levels, including assessment of literacy development from the beginning stages in pre-kindergarten through adolescence and adulthood. A master’s in reading education will help you explore the intersection of diversity and literacy and will teach you to support populations with different reading challenges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Foundations of Reading: Process, Theory, and Instruction
  • Understanding Research in Education
  • Comprehension and Study Strategies for Use With Multiple Texts
  • Multicultural Education
  • Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 24 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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