About the programme
This completely online Reading program from Black Hills State University meets South Dakota's standards to prepare reading specialists.
To meet national standards and give our students a competitive edge, the M.Ed in reading program focuses on comprehensive clinical components. These components encourage closer collaboration with partner school districts and facilitate additional application of student learning. As part of this program, you will be prepared to address the literacy needs of elementary, middle, and high school populations, as well as for leadership roles.
School districts are in need of exemplary reading teachers, school and district reading specialists, or literacy coaches. The US Department of Education and TEACH Grant have designated reading specialist as a high-need field.
What are the responsibilities of a reading specialist?
A reading specialist collaboratively supports exemplary classroom teaching in literacy, assesses reading strengths and needs of students as needed and communicates the information to fellow teachers, and serves as a resource to stakeholders.
Teachers who add the reading specialist designation to their teaching certificates often remain in regular classrooms, but their own students benefit from their added expertise in the area of reading. Dr. Tim Creal, Superintendent of Custer School District, states "The role of reading specialists is very important. But most school districts in South Dakota can't afford to fund reading specialist positions. This makes it even more important for as many regular classroom teachers as possible to get the advanced preparation in reading so they can meet the literacy needs of their students." The M.Ed in reading program from BHSU meets this need.
Apply today to start earning your Master of Education in Reading, a professional master's degree emphasizing enhanced professional practice and leadership.
- Educational Collaboration and Research Methods
- Assessment and Correction of Reading Difficulties Grades 6-12
- Literacy and Language: Reading and Writing Instruction
- Reading Research and Theory
- Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools
- Action Research in Schools
- Leadership in Schools
- Models, Methods, and Materials for Literacy Instruction
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEducation Literature Literacy Education View 1196 other Masters in Education in United States
To be accepted, students must have:
- An undergraduate degree in education (BS or BA)
- A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher
- At least 3 years professional teaching experience
International21770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 622 USD per credit during 12 months.
National21770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 622 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State11655 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 333 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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.