12 months
668 USD/credit 20040 USD/year
668 USD/credit 20040 USD/year
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The Reading Specialist MA/MEd from DePaul University is designed for practicing educators who are preparing to assume leadership roles in school systems.


The Program

  • With a deep understanding of diverse student needs and the nature of reading difficulties, you’ll shape and promote schoolwide reading policies, provide staff with professional development, and improve curricula and programs at the school and district levels. 
  • If you are already a licensed teacher, you also have the option to add a Reading Specialist endorsement to your Illinois Teaching License (PEL).
  • The Reading Specialist MA/MEd program from DePaul University can be completed in two to three years. Courses take place on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading assessment
  • Foundations of literacy: assessment and instruction 
  • Developing literacy: assessment and instruction 
  • Assessment and diagnostic teaching of reading
  • Literature-based and content area literacy instruction  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation from professors or work supervisors
  • $40 application fee
  • Copy of state teaching license
  • Evidence of at least one year of teaching experience, e.g., letter from principal (not required for applicants to the Reading Teacher endorsement program)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 12 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.


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