24 months
685 USD/credit 11645 USD/year
685 USD/credit 11645 USD/year
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The Reading degree from National Louis University is designed for teachers already holding a Professional Educator's License (PEL) who are interested in further developing their teaching skills or meeting the eligibility requirements to earn a Reading Teacher Endorsement or a Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Consider getting your Reading degree from National Louis University  if you:

  • Are a teacher, supervisor, administrator or other professional who wants to enhance your skills within the areas of literacy, development and instruction
  • Want to achieve the state of Illinois Reading Teacher endorsement or Reading Specialist endorsement


Over the long term, the demand for educational leaders and specialists who have a deep knowledge base in literacy will increase as a result of a growing emphasis on improving reading education and making it available to all learners at every level.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Teaching Beginning Literacy 
  • Teaching Comprehension and Content Area Reading 
  • Teaching Writing 
  • Survey of Youth Literature, PreK-12 
  • Diverse Perspectives in Youth Literature, PreK-12 
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading 
  • Instructional Strategies tor Literacy Interventions 
  • Practicum: Literacy Interventions for Elementary Students 
  • Practicum: Literacy Interventions for Secondary Students 
  • Leadership and Staff Development in Reading 
  • Seminar in Reading Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Procedures and requirements are specific to each program. Admission to study in one program does not ensure admission to all programs. 
  • The decision to deny admission cannot be appealed. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and requirements of National Louis University as stated in the University catalog. 
  • National Louis University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including fees, at any time, with or without notice. 
  • National Louis University admits students to all programs and activities and administers all educational, employment, and other policies without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, military status or marital status. It is expected by the University that all information which is material to the admissions process be accurate and true to the best of the student’s or prospective student’s knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11645 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11645 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 685 USD per credit during 24 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.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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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