Avila University

12 months
475 USD/credit
475 USD/credit
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Become a Reading Specialist! Follow your passion for teaching reading & literacy with the Literacy program of Avila University. 


The Literacy program of Avila University is designed to prepare teachers to focus on literacy development, instruction, and assessment of students with diverse learning and literacy needs. 

Teachers who already have their initial teaching certification can add the Advanced Certification in Special Reading. 

This degree is specifically designed for students who are already state certified teachers to teach literacy in Missouri K-12 public schools.  Students can choose to just earn the Special Reading certification or take 6 more credit hours to earn the full master’s degree.

Program Highlights

  • Increase your salary & employment opportunities in K-12 education
  • TEACH Grant eligible program.
  • Evening courses meet once per week.
  • Eight-week courses. Focus on one course at a time.
  • Transfer in up to nine previous graduate hours
  • Flexible enrollment – attend part-time or full-time
  • Several enrollment start dates throughout the year – start any semester

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Supervision of Literacy Programs
  • Research Methods in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Request official transcripts be sent directly to Avila University (electronically or by mail)
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on the undergraduate transcript
  • Valid teaching certificate in Missouri to add Special Reading Advanced Certification 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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