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M.Ed. On Campus


National Louis University

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 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended for applicants to licensure programs that require transcript evaluation; official transcripts from institutions in which a final degree was earned (showing the final degree) for applicants to NCE degree programs that do not lead to licensure
  • A list of three references to include supervisors, employers, professors or others who have known the applicant in a professional or academic capacity. This requirement is waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some programs require letters of recommendation. See admission requirements for individual programs.

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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