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Reading Education

San Diego State University

12 months
9570 USD/year
9570 USD/year
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The MA in Reading Education degree at San Diego State University, Reading Certificate, and Reading Specialist Credential programs are designed to provide increased knowledge and skill for those who are or wish to become reading/language arts specialists in public or private schools.


Key facts

The Reading Education program at San Diego State University is also ideal for elementary and secondary teachers who plan to remain in the classroom but who wish to deepen their theoretical and practical understandings about the teaching of reading and the language arts. Candidates are prepared to teach, tutor, develop curriculum, offer in-service instruction and administer reading centers for students ranging from preK through community college. The MA in Reading Education degree is often earned concurrently with a California Reading Specialist Credential.

This program is the only one at SDSU that allows students to earn a Reading Certificate or Pre K-12 Reading Specialist Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing either alone or in combination with the MA in Reading Education. 

Program Options

There are four options in San Diego State University's MA in Reading Education programs. This is the ONLY MA degree program at SDSU that allows you to study concurrently for your Reading Certificate and/or Reading Specialist Credential. Each of these programs provides extensive, collaborative, and supervised clinical experiences within the SDSU Literacy Center and real-time experience teaching at-risk students in the community. The option you pursue will depend upon your educational and professional background, as well as your future career plans.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment of Reading/Language Arts
  • Instructional Strategies for Reading/Language
  • Literacy and Language
  • Children's/Adolescents' Literature
  • Reading Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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