Master - Education: Reading Education

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If you have some education experience and are interested in a master's degree program that prepares you to build literacy skills in K-12 students, consider Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Reading Education program. Explore more details about this online M.Ed. program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Reading Education includes courses that cover a variety of topics related to developing the reading, writing, and vocabulary skills of K-12 students. You can take classes on the foundations of literacy development as well as study best practices for teaching vocabulary and reading comprehension. Additional courses cover curriculum development, reading and writing assessments, and historical and cultural influences on the English language. The program concludes with a capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a prospective student of this Reading Education program, you may already have some teaching experience and are interested in developing or strengthen your existing knowledge in reading education. Applicants to Northcentral University's online EdD programs should already possess a post-baccalaureate master's degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 30 credit hours. Fifteen of those credits will be from required foundational courses, 12 credits will be from specialization courses of your choice, and a final three credits from your capstone course.

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5022 Educational Policies and Practices
ED 5001Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034School Community Relations
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
RDG 5000 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language and Literacy
RDG 5001Essential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction
RDG 5002The English Language: Etymology, Elements, and Implications for Instruction
RDG 5003Vocabulary Instruction and Development for PK12
RDG 5004Reading Comprehension Instruction and Development: Skills and Strategies for PK12
RDG 5005Assessment of Reading and Writing Proficiency for PK12
Capstone Course
ED 6003 PK-12 Specialization Action Research Capstone

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed NCU's Master of Education with a specialization in Reading Education, you may be ready to seek additional responsibilities in your current teaching position. You could also choose to seek reading-specific opportunities in K-12 schools, community education agencies, tutoring companies, or even family service departments.

This program could prepare you to pursue positions such as:

  • K-12 teacher
  • Literacy specialist
  • Language arts teacher
  • Reading tutor