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This program is designed for licensed teachers seeking an additional endorsement as a reading teacher in Colorado or Wyoming.
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Education: Reading - Teacher 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 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 a university-supervised practicum; in which 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.

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 694 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 towards receiving a values-based education at Regis University by visiting the Admissions Portal to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and requirements. For specific admissions requirements, see the fact sheet applicable to your program. 

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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 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.