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Regis University’s Master of Education Reading Specialist added endorsement in Reading is designed to provide in-depth teacher preparation in literacy instruction for teachers in Colorado.
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Education: Reading Specialist Added Endorsement

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Ideal for those who already possess a teaching license and are seeking additional credentials, our Master's in Education with the Reading Specialist Endorsement provides learners 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 and helps to prepare current teachers for literacy interventionist and instructional coaching roles.

The Reading Specialist Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado only. The reading endorsement program requires a practicum that can be completed in the teacher's own classroom. It is a great option for those who are interested in literacy interventionist, instructional coaching, and district literacy leadership roles.

Designed by practicing professionals, the M.Ed. Reading Specialist added endorsement is an online program.

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. 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:

Master's in Reading Plus Endorsement Colorado: 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.

Total M.Ed - Reading Specialist 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.

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Program Requirements

Required Courses (27 credit hours)

EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing
EDRG 602 Reading and Writing Connections
EDRG 603  Emergent Literacy 
EDRG 635  Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 
EDRG 604  Literacy for the Diverse Learner 
EDRG 606  Reading Assessment and Intervention 
EDRG 608  Evidence-Based Reading Techniques 
EDRG 653  Literacy for Students with Special Needs 
EDRG 640  Organization and Management of School Literacy Programs 

Practicum (3 credit hours)

EDRG 695 Practicum: Reading Specialist
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

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Tuition

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Related Degrees

  • 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 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 a university-supervised practicum; which in most cases, can be completed in the teacher's own classroom.