12 months
816 USD/credit 24480 USD/year
816 USD/credit 24480 USD/year
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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

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • rolling admissions


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 816 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 816 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

1000 - 1500 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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