Reading Education, M.Ed. | Texas State University | San Marcos, United States
12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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The Reading Education program from Texas State University prepares certified teachers to meet standards established by the International Literacy Association to become reading specialists, literacy coaches, or reading administrators. 


After graduation, students who pass the state-issued exam and have at least two years of teaching experience can qualify for the professional reading specialist certificate.

The Reading Education program from Texas State University prepares certified teachers to enhance the language and literacy development of all students in diverse educational settings.

Program Mission

The reading education program takes its mission statement of “a community of equity-minded literacy professionals” seriously, as evidenced by faculty’s research interests and work with master’s students, in and out of the classroom. Students can expect a rigorous, research-based learning experience in multiple areas of language and literacy development. Course work deepens teachers’ understanding of theory, research, assessment, and practice within culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Faculty regularly present at conferences and publish with students engaged in classroom research. The program’s goal is to strengthen the pedagogical practice of our students and to actively serve the Pre-K-12 students of Texas and beyond.

Career Options

Career options for reading specialists:

  • classroom or intervention teacher
  • reading specialist for public or private schools
  • district-level director of literacy education
  • literacy instructor for universities, community colleges, or adult education programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Literacy with Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Developmental Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Literacy Methods for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
  • Connecting Reading and Writing in the Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • statement of purpose (3–5 pages, double-spaced) describing current teaching of literacy, objectives in enrolling in the program, and goals for improving literacy instruction

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

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


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