M.Ed. — Reading Specialist (Nonlicensure)

School of Education

The Master of Education in Reading Specialist major (non-licensure) is an online program designed for those who want to accomplish a master’s degree but do not want to add an endorsement to their license. Gain a balanced perspective on teaching reading so that you will be prepared in the areas of supervision, communication skills, technology, reading assessment, instruction, curriculum and research.

  • Explore reading curriculum, technology and data-driven assessment tools.
  • Learn to assess and teach reading of narrative and expository texts.
  • Understand data and research methods to improve student learning and program effectiveness.

Career Opportunities:

  • Public & Private Teachers
  • Homeschool Teachers
  • Reading Tutoring

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 34

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Process – M.Ed. in Reading Specialist

Note: Applicants seeking the Reading Specialist endorsement must submit a copy of their current teaching license and proof of three or more years of professional PreK-12 teaching experience (by the end of the program).

Because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences, applicants to the M.Ed. Reading Specialist program must submit a background check. Regent University’s School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions on how to set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.

All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 1: Application & Application Fee

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts

Regent University's Office of the Registrar is requesting your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript in order to gain you an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Survey
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CX2JRTS. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Admissions Interview

If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.    

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Education (M.Ed.) $575

 

Student Fees

Fee Amount
Library Orientation $50
Blackboard Orientation $50
Technology Fee

$950 (first semester)
$250 (after first semester)

Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100 per semester
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15 for spring & fall semester

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.    

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