Become a Leader in Literacy Education
This program is designed for licensed teachers seeking an additional endorsement as a reading teacher in Colorado or Wyoming.
Education: Reading - Teacher Added Endorsement
Ideal for those who already possess a teaching license and are seeking additional credentials, our Master's in Education with the Reading Teacher added endorsement provides educators with a graduate degree that enhances the teaching of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, viewing and language development for all populations. The curriculum covers a variety of teaching strategies and assessments that emphasize current, research-based best practices reflecting state literacy standards.
The Reading Teacher Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado and Wyoming only. The program requires a practicum that can be completed in the teacher's own classroom. It is a great option for classroom literacy leaders and those teaching in the secondary grades.
Designed by practicing professionals, the M.Ed. with the Reading Teacher added endorsement is an online program. Although a few classes may be offered on campus as they are taken by other endorsement areas, this program is designed to be a fast paced online program for current educators.
Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CCLS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.
The M.Ed. in Reading has three distinct program options, two of which result in a Colorado Licensure Endorsement in Reading:
Reading Teacher Endorsement: This Colorado Teacher Licensure Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado and Wyoming only. This program option requires completion of all Reading M.Ed. course work and the Reading Teacher PLACE exam for students in Colorado and Wyoming. After the PLACE exam is passed, students are required to complete a university-supervised practicum; which in most cases, can be completed in the teacher's own classroom.
Total M.Ed. - Reading Teacher Endorsement Requirements: 30 credit hours
- Required courses: 27 credit hours
- Practicum requirement: 3 credit hours
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
Required Courses (27 credit hours)
||Teaching Reading and Writing
||Reading and Writing Connections
||Reading Strategies for Secondary Students
||Literacy for the Diverse Learner
||Reading Assessment and Intervention
||Evidence-Based Reading Techniques
||Literacy for Students with Special Needs
||Organization and Management of School Literacy Programs
Practicum (3 credit hours)
||Practicum: Reading Teacher
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.
How to Apply
Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION
Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Complete the online graduate application
- Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
- Submit official transcript from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities.
- Critical analysis essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application system)
- Current resume
- Copy of current teaching license
- Years of experience requirements: Reading Teacher applicants are required to have two years of teaching experience by completion of the program.
- Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
- Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
Applications and supporting application materials should be submitted 30 days prior to your intended start date to provide ample processing time. Access the appropriate academic calendar
to view start dates.
Reading M.Ed., Non-Endorsement
Any licensed teacher is eligible for this track. Since this program is online, teachers can reside in any state. This program option does not require a practicum; instead, students complete a final capstone project.
Reading Specialist Endorsement
This Colorado Teacher Licensure Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado only. This program option requires completion of all Reading M.Ed. course work and a university-supervised practicum; which in most cases, can be completed in the teacher's own classroom.