Reading Option

Montana State University Billings

24 months
1088 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This program provides learning opportunities for teachers, reading supervisors, and principals. Many of the courses in this program are offered in the evening allowing for flexible completion of the program.


Mission Statement

The College of Education is dedicated to:

  • Preparing competent, caring and committed professionals for Montana’s schools;
  • Conducting socially significant research to improve the human condition;
  • Providing community service aimed at improving the quality of life experienced by Montanans; and
  • Providing graduate education designed for the continuing development of professionals.

5 Reasons to Choose MSUB for this Degree:

  • Hands-on experience
  • Flexible course delivery methods including evening and online classes
  • Low student/faculty ratio
  • Special courses in research, rural and multicultural literacy, and storytelling
  • Completion of degree qualifies you for a reading endorsement

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Research in Special Programs
  • Research Design and Interpretation
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Psychological Processes in Reading
  • Developing Student Writing
  • Teaching Reading K-3
  • Diagnostic Aspects of Reading Difficulties
  • Content Area Reading and Writing
  • Internship
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Literacy in Rural and Multicultural Settings
  • Reading Round Table
  • Storytelling
  • Literature for Young Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

Admission Requirements:
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Standardized graduate admission test (GRE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1088 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1088 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    540 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee per credit hour


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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Reading Option
Montana State University Billings