Reading Master's w/ Endorsement

Program Overview

Concordia’s Reading Specialist Program is designed to prepare certified teachers for a reading specialist certification (K-12).

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • Classes meet one night a week, same night for the entire program, or online
  • 2 years completion time
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks

Program Objectives

  • Strengthen their foundational knowledge of reading and writing processes
  • Apply varied instructional practices, methods, and curriculum materials to literacy
  • Use assessment to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction
  • Create literate environments that foster literacy instruction
  • View professional development in reading as a career-long effort
  • Must possess a Professional Educator License prior to entering the program
  • Candidates must pass all State of Illinois examinations
  • Two years of lead teaching experience required to begin this program

Areas of Study

Course Title Hours
EDU 6210 Studies in Elementary School Reading 3
EDU 6225 Diagnosis of Reading Problems 3
EDU 6226 Remediation of Reading Problems 3
EDU 6200 Beginning Reading Instruction 3
EDU 6300 Research in Children’s Literature 3
EDU 6295 Practicum in Reading Instruction I 3
EDU 6205 Research in Language & Reading Theory 3
EDU 6230 Content Reading in Middle & Secondary Schools 3
EDU 6291 Practicum in Remedial Reading II 3
EDU 6291 Roles of the Reading Specialist 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Master's Capstone Experience:

Throughout the program, candidates will be required to reflect on their beliefs and practices as they relate to education. At the completion of the coursework, candidates for the Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction will be required to write a capstone paper demonstrating their understanding of content and theory, and their ability to apply content and theory to practice.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.