12 months
950 USD/credit 34200 USD/year
950 USD/credit 34200 USD/year
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The Literacy degree program in Literacy with Reading Specialist certification at Robert Morris University provides classroom teachers with the tools to better manage resources in the classroom for students with literacy needs. 


The program offers both a theoretical and applied approach to working with students' literacy problems in the classroom. Candidates learn to assess reading difficulties, implement appropriate literacy instructions, and use data-driven instruction to plan school-wide literacy programs.

Learning outcomes

  • Students enrolled in the Literacy - Reading Specialist Certification at Robert Morris University take 27 credits to meet the competencies for K-12 reading specialist certification in Pennsylvania. 
  • Unlike other programs, students take a course in structured literacy and an optional structured literacy practicum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Statistics
  • Educational Research Seminar
  • Assess/Interven Early Literacy
  • Assess/Interven In Adoles Lite
  • Practicum-Clinical Experience
  • Read/Spec Ed: Instr Meth/Prac

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online for free
  • All applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate course work and graduate course work, if applicable. Official transcripts from all schools attended, whether or not some of the work is shown as advanced standing on your transcripts, must also be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Robert Morris University offers over 20 graduate degrees, six doctoral programs, and a wide menu of certificates, certifications, and endorsements.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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