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Reading and Literacy - Reading Specialist

Lewis University

12 months
650 USD/credit 25350 USD/year
650 USD/credit 25350 USD/year
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Students in the M.A. in Reading and Literacy - Reading Specialist program from Lewis University become fully prepared to provide effective instruction and leadership in literacy.


Literacy expands opportunities throughout students’ lives, making the role of a Reading Specialist a highly valued and essential individual in today’s classroom. Upon graduation, students will have extensive practicum experiences in assessment, case report development, instruction preparation and delivery, and more.

Graduates of the Reading and Literacy - Reading Specialist program at Lewis University will be eligible to teach reading to students and provide technical assistance and professional development in reading to other teachers.

Career options

  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy Coach
  • Reading Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Child and Adolescent Literature
  • Teaching Reading to the Diverse Learner
  • Theory and Practice for Intervention and Remediation of Reading
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems
  • Instruction and Resources for Developing Multiliteracies
  • Organizational Systems in Educational Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Illinois Professional Educator License
  • Fulfillment of House Bill 150 (Survey of Exceptional Children and Adolescents or Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities)
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for the final 60 credit hours of study
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Successful completion of the Lewis University College of Education and Social Sciences Graduate Writing Examination
  • Submission of a graduate application form with non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of two (2) years of successful teaching experience by the end of the program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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