M.Ed. – Reading Specialist (endorsement)

School of Education

The Master of Education in Reading Specialist (with endorsement) is an online program designed to meet the growing demand for trained reading specialists. You will enjoy competency-based courses taught from a Christian perspective that fulfill the requirements for a Virginia Reading Specialist endorsement as you earn your master's degree.

  • Expand your skills in reading and teaching supervision, communication skills, technology, assessment, instruction, curriculum and research.
  • Explore reading curriculum, technology and data-driven assessment tools.
  • Apply all of the Virginia Department of Education competencies and the skills required for state licensure.

Career Opportunities:

  • Virginia Reading Specialist
  • Reading Consultation
  • Reading Tutoring

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 37

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Note: 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*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for 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.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Active Teaching License
Please send a copy of your active teaching license to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Step 4: 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 here. 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 5: 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.

Important Information 

Background Check: Students in endorsement programs are required to complete a background check because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. Regent University 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 set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more.

Tuition for the 2017-2018 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 $300 per 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.

 

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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