Reading Education

Widener University

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
800 USD/credit
800 USD/credit
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Build and enrich your literacy teaching capabilities through Widener University’s Reading Education master’s program.


By pursuing a master's in Reading Education at Widener University, you’ll learn the current methodologies, techniques, and technologies for effectively teaching your students to read efficiently. Our program emphasizes academic excellence, collaboration, diversity, and lifelong learning for application in the classroom or clinical environment.

You and your fellow graduate students will bring knowledge and work experience to the program while you build and implement effective literacy programs based on current pedagogy and research. You can also earn a reading specialist certification and literacy coach certification through the program.

Experiential & Field-Based Learning

  • At Widener, you will build on your professional reputation and gain the skills to effectively teach literacy and reading through integrated experiential and field-based learning opportunities. 
  • You’ll work closely with area children doing coursework, culminating with a summer reading practicum, facilitating language development and literacy success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reading and Language Arts 
  • Practicum for Reading Specialists 
  • The Role of the Reading Professional 
  • Literature for Children and Adolescents
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
  • Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application form. 
  • Copy of your Resume.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Have an official transcript sent from all previous graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or college professors.
  • Complete a writing sample. Contact the Writing Center at 610-499-4332 to schedule an appointment. The writing sample can be waived if you have an acceptable undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    800 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    800 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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