M.Ed. Online

Reading Specialist

California University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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The Reading Specialist program at California University of Pennsylvania will open doors to rewarding teaching and leadership careers in the role of a reading specialist. This program is designed with a classroom teacher's schedule in mind. Take all of your reading specialist courses online during the school year, and come to Cal U's campus in the summer for your clinical reading practicum.


The Reading Specialist program at California University of Pennsylvania is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes. 

Acquire specialization to advance your career.

Gain expertise in literacy instruction, assessment and reading program leadership skills.

Learn the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes.

Strengthen your teaching, research and instructional best practices in real-world and clinical settings.

Develop a reading specialist portfolio and prepare for the Praxis exam.

Degree Benefits

  • Cal U's Reading Specialist Program prepares you for a career in literacy and provides you with expertise in the many teaching and leadership roles of the reading specialist.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of online classes.
  • Work with teachers, children and school leaders in a variety of settings.
  • Gain networking, professional growth and community development opportunities.
  • Learn a repertoire of strategies to positively impact the literacy development of K-12 students.
  • Conduct action research in local schools and participate in a one-on-one clinical reading practicum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creating and Fostering Literate Environments
  • Foundations of Literacy: Theory and Instruction
  • Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • Literacy Development for English Language Learners

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Copy of Teaching Certification
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 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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