Master of Education – Reading Specialist Endorsement Improve Reading Success Rates as a Literacy Specialist


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Licensed reading specialists are needed in school systems to invest in and lead students to literacy success. Reading and comprehension skills are crucial for success in employment, personal growth, and communication.

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education — Reading Specialist Endorsement degree program is an ideal track for you if you want to become a reading specialist. Throughout this degree program, you will be taught by experts in education with years of real-world experience.

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 skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Master of Arts in Teaching program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

Please note: This program includes the required steps to pursue advanced licensure in Virginia, which requires initial teaching licensure in elementary, middle grades, secondary, or special education. If you do not currently have a teaching license, our Master of Arts in Teaching program may be a better fit for you. Additionally, students must have 3 years of full-time contractual teaching experience. This experience can be accrued while pursuing the M.Ed. degree, but at least 1 year of experience must be completed prior to the internship.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership. Our instructors seek to model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers, and concurrent with this goal, the graduate programs offered by Liberty University’s 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 is built on quality teaching techniques and methods that can be applied to classroom settings.

Liberty University’s M.Ed. program in reading specialist endorsement is designed to prepare you for advanced licensure. Students are required to complete an internship and a practicum. To help prepare you for this, the Master of Education — Reading Specialist Endorsement degree online covers training on children and adolescents with disabilities, educational leadership, and legal and ethical issues faced by teachers.

Additionally, it establishes a comprehensive study of reading instruction and language acquisition principles, techniques, and materials for reading development.

In our Master of Education — Reading Specialist online program, you can learn skills and gain specialized knowledge in many essential content areas for reading literacy. Through your online courses, you can learn how to construct, organize, and implement a quality curriculum that focuses on objectives, problems, and recent developments in various programs. You will receive training from our faculty of education professionals, who have years of teaching experience. Our instructors will teach you techniques in identification and intervention strategies, collaborations, and referrals.

At Liberty University, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. To continue this mission, we have created instructional competencies for teaching, reading, and study skills in our Master of Education in Reading Specialist Endorsement online degree.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Education Full Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.