Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.
Reading education at KU is an area of emphasis within the curriculum and instruction graduate program offered through the KU School of Education. The reading education focus in the graduate program (master's and doctoral degree options) is designed for individuals interested in studying reading research, instruction and assessment with and without pursuing state licensure as a reading specialist.
Teachers who choose to focus their graduate studies in reading will be better prepared to provide excellent instruction to students in the classroom and in intervention/remediation settings (e.g. Title I Reading). Those who choose to pursue the state license as a reading specialist will receive instruction in classroom and intervention/remediation settings as well as in leadership and professional development in reading at the school and district levels.
This program is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation. The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
This program is designed for teachers who want to pursue the requirement of state licensure as a Reading Specialist.
See the school's Licensure section for more information about application, applying out-of-state, Kansas licensure exams, FAQs and licensure renewal, timeline, transcripts and other regulations