12 months
660 USD/credit 23760 USD/year
660 USD/credit 23760 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you're interested in promoting literacy development for your students or advancing your career as an educator, York College of Pennsylvania's Reading Specialist program may be a perfect fit.


This fully online Reading Specialist program at York College of Pennsylvania encourages live interaction in your classes, while also allowing you the freedom to complete assignments at a time convenient to your busy schedule. Our faculty, composed of dynamic and engaging youth literacy scholars and practitioners, will guide you every step of the way. 

You can choose to earn the full Master of Education degree with the Reading Specialist Certification (36 credits), or earn the Reading Specialist Certificate alone (24 credits). Students with a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate will also be able to apply to PDE for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification (PK-12).


Throughout your graduate courses, you'll build expertise in reading instruction, childhood and adolescent literature, literacy program development, and the application of these strategies in the classroom leading you to a career as an educator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Instruction 
  • Children and Adolescent Literature 
  • Advanced Reading in the Content Areas
  • Development and Administration of School Reading Programs 
  • Advanced Psychology of Reading 
  • The Reading Specialist as Literacy Coach

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete International Financial Certification Form
  • Evidence of available funds for the duration of studies
  • SEVIS status verification form, if currently attending a college or university in the United States on an F-1 student status
  • An official copy of all academic transcripts along with a credential evaluation from an approved evaluating agency.
  • Satisfactory scores from the Test of English

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 660 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 660 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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