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Reading Specialists - Literacy Leadership Program

McDaniel College

12 months
19510 USD/year
19510 USD/year
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McDaniel College’s Graduate Program for RReading Specialists - Literacy Leadership Program is designed to create contemporary leaders in literacy education. 


The Reading Specialists - Literacy Leadership Program at McDaniel College offers a comprehensive approach to reading instruction and incorporates current research, theoretical perspectives, informed practice, and thoughtful reflection. Candidates implement a repertoire of assessment procedures and instructional techniques across multiple grade levels to address the needs of diverse learners. In addition, our graduate candidates become an important part of a collaborative professional network.

Key Features of the RDS program include:

  • Meets International Literacy Association standards as a nationally recognized program for the preparation of Reading Specialists.
  • Presents unique opportunities to apply theory and research through practicum experiences and performance outcomes.
  • Empowers candidates to become life-long learners and reflective practitioners. 
  • Fosters close working relationships with knowledgeable faculty.
  • Offers a professional and personalized educational experience in a three-phase program.
  • Examines ongoing assessment-instruction processes with a variety of diverse learners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Literacy Foundations

  • Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

  • Reading in the Content Areas, Part I

  • Teaching Narrative Writing with Children’s Literature

  • Early Literacy Intervention

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits



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General requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the Graduate Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership Program must:

  • Complete the application for graduate study
  • Hold a valid initial teaching certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.
  • Submit official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0*
  • Submit three official letters of recommendation
  • Submit state-designated qualifying scores for the Praxis Exam or equivalency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    19510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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