Master Of Education In Reading Specialist Endorsement online degree program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 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 program is for the student who is interested in becoming a reading specialist, and this degree 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 master’s 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 master’s in education – reading specialist endorsement, students will learn from experts in education with experience showing teachers how to educate children in literacy. 

Please note: This program includes the required steps to pursue add-on or advanced licensure, which require initial licensure in teaching. If you do not currently have a teaching license, please see the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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

Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership and who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. 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 Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online program will enact quality teaching techniques and methods to be applied in classroom settings.

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What Will You Learn in Our Masters in Education in Reading Specialist Endorsement Online Program?

Liberty University’s M.Ed. programs are designed for advanced licensure; students are required to complete an internship for each licensure specialization. To help prepare you for this, the Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online program covers training on children and youth with disabilities, educational leadership, and legal and ethical issues faced by teachers, as well as establishing a comprehensive study of reading and language acquisition principles, techniques, and materials for reading development.

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 Degree Information and Requirements

  • This program is offered 100% online with optional intensives.
  • The M.Ed. is 36 total credit hours.
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred to Liberty if approved.
  • A 3-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 Graduate Education Course Guides (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 Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs for the 2019-20 academic year. At $415 per credit hour for full time (at least 9 credits per semester), Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is now available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
  • You can complete our Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement degree program in under two years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Liberty’s NCATE-accredited, online Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) provides a path for students with an education background to advance their teaching skills, as well as provides students wanting to move into a rewarding new career in teaching with the opportunity to seek the credentials for licensure. The online M.A.T. degree pairs advanced learning theory with an evidence-based practical methodology to equip teachers to help children and young adults in their educational journey. The online Master of Arts in Teaching offers a clear path for students seeking teaching licensure, all with prestigious accreditation through NCATE.
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Liberty’s NCATE-accredited Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program will prepare you for leadership roles in Christian, public, and private school systems. Coursework provides focused training for those seeking a position as a K-12 educator or those wanting to further their education.

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 a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates per year, and no set login times

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

After completion of your Master of Education in Reading Specialist Endorsement degree, you will be equipped to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields including 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 admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • 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.