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Teaching and Leadership - Reading (Reading Specialist Licensure), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Science in Reading, Reading Specialist Licensure program focuses on preparing licensed teachers from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for Reading Specialist Licensure. 


Graduate students in this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a Reading Specialist. The program is based on the Kansas Literacy Standards and the International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals.  The program is fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and CAEP.

The Master of Science in Reading with an emphasis in Reading Specialist Licensure program includes 39 graduate credit hours completely ONLINE.  The program was created for the busy classroom teacher.  All assignments, practicum, and apprenticeship were designed to be completed in whatever grade level you teach.  The program can be completed in seven semesters by taking two courses per semester and the Apprenticeship in the last semester.  Successful completion of this program and the Praxis Literacy examination can result in a Kansas Literacy Specialist License.

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official transcript(s) of your secondary and post-secondary school credits
  • TOEFL or IELTS score results
  • A U.S. $60.00 application fee are required prior to completion of the application process. The non-refundable application fee should be in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to Pittsburg State University
  • To apply, you may complete an online form or complete and print the PDF form. A checklist is provided to assist you with the application process

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    333 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 333 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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