M.Ed. On Campus

Reading Specialist

University of Alaska Southeast

12 months
25896 USD/year
25896 USD/year
12312 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The M.Ed. in Reading Specialist program at the University of Alaska Southeast is designed specifically to deepen P-12 teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge with the aim of improved student literacy achievement. This program is delivered in face-to-face and e-Learning formats so that it is possible to complete the degree while teaching in your own district. 


Technological tools facilitate course delivery, communication, and research. Enhancements include streamed video, braided discussions, audio conferencing, video reflections, and use of Internet resources.

Students in the master’s Reading Specialist program at the University of Alaska Southeast focus on developmental, cognitive, and socio­cultural aspects of reading acquisition, instruction, and assessment. Professional and caring attitudes and beliefs about teaching lead to responsive and rigorous instruction in reading and literacy for all P-12 students, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. 

Accomplished teaching professionals promote collaboration with students, colleagues, parents, families, and the larger community to improve literacy learning and student achievement in their contexts. Students prepare an exit portfolio in line with the goals of the Alaska College of Education and the program standards of the International Reading Association to demonstrate levels of knowledge and pedagogy commensurate with the skills and dispositions of highly competent advanced teaching professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classroom Research 
  • Technology in Instructional Design 
  • Language, Reading and Culture 
  • Developing Reading, ECE-12 
  • Reading and Cognition 
  • Reading Instruction and Assessment 
  • Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers at All Levels 
  • Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate application and $60 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00.
  • Two general recommendations written on UAS provided form by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance.
  • Please write an essay of three to five pages (1500 words maximum) 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6156 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Brookfield

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Updated over a year ago

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