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Master Of Education In Reading Specialist Endorsement online degree program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019

Investing in Child Literacy Begins with Liberty’s Masters in Education Reading Specialist Program

Liberty University’s 100% online Masters in Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online program is for the student who is interested in becoming a reading specialist and is designed to instruct individuals in how to plan and implement the reading curriculum. Teachers licensed as reading specialists are needed in school systems to invest in students and lead them into a brighter tomorrow by cultivating literacy. Reading literacy is crucial for success in employment, self-edification, and communication. Liberty University’s Online Masters in Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online program offers training to students on how to become a reading specialist and acquire the skills needed to succeed in their goals. In pursuit of our Masters in Education Reading Specialist Endorsement, students will learn from experts in education with experience teaching students how to educate children in literacy. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Masters in Education- Reading Specialist Endorsement Online Program?

Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership. Concurrent with this goal, the graduate programs offered by the Liberty University School of Education are designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Liberty University’s Masters in Education- Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online program will enact quality teaching techniques and methods to be applied in classroom settings.

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become.  We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making a master’s degree more affordable. You can add to your skillset, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

 Degree Information and Requirements

  • Online with Optional Intensives
  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred to Liberty if approved.
  • A three-credit hour internship is a required part of the M.Ed. program.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the School of Education.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • View the Master of Education in Reading Specialist Endorsement Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Licensure – The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs. Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state. Students pursuing this concentration for licensure must already hold an initial teaching license. For state approval information, visit   

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 Masters in Education in Reading Specialist Program   Endorsement Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Masters in Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’re actually lowering our tuition to $415 per credit hour for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs for the 2018-19 academic year. These specially priced M.A.T. and M.Ed. programs will help you expand your potential both in and out of the classroom.

  • You can complete our Masters in Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree program in under two years.

Masters in Education Program Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with an M.Ed. Reading Specialist Endorsement

After completion of your Masters in Education in Reading Specialist Endorsement degree, you will be equipped to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields including as a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

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