Reading Specialist, Master | Lesley University | Cambridge, United States
12 months
22950 USD/year
22950 USD/year
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You have a passion for literacy, and want to meet the learning needs of all students. Prepare to do just that with our highly regarded M.Ed. degree Reading Specialist at Lesley University leading to Initial Massachusetts license.


If you have a master’s degree Reading Specialist and an initial or professional license in early childhood, elementary, or special education, you can take this program to become an accomplished reading specialist at the PreK-12 school or district level. Reading specialists also become literacy coaches, tutors, staff developers, consultants, and more.

Learn ways to expand struggling students' literacy skills in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings. You'll also explore how to assess students, teach English language learners, and work with families and communities. 

Lesley University's reading specialist programs have earned a reputation for their outstanding graduates.

Learning outcomes

Here, you'll get thorough training in the latest literacy strategies, and work with professors on research and policy. Prepare to be a teacher-leader as you focus on staff professional development. Apply what you're learning through student teaching experience. Finish with the skills and knowledge that will position you for a rewarding career and your students for lifetime success. Employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Content Literacy
  • Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language
  • The Teaching of Writing (K-12)
  • Struggling Readers and Writers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Foreign Academic Credentials Evaluation
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Teaching Licenses
  • Written Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé

Tuition Fee

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    22950 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22950 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22950 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 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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