About this course
The K-12 Reading Specialist program is now delivered within a Master of Education in Reading. The 35-credit program emphasizes professional practice in the field of reading and addresses all International Reading Association standards for reading specialists and literacy coaches. This completely online master’s program in reading meets South Dakota's standards to prepare reading specialists.
To meet national standards and give our students a competitive edge, the M.Ed in reading program focuses on comprehensive clinical components. These components encourage closer collaboration with partner school districts and facilitate additional application of student learning. As part of this program, you will be prepared to address the literacy needs of elementary, middle, and high school populations, as well as for leadership roles.
School districts are in need of exemplary reading teachers, school and district reading specialists, or literacy coaches. The US Department of Education and TEACH Grant have designated reading specialist as a high-need field.