Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies, Reading Specialist

36 semester hour program

Become a certified reading specialist in our fully online master’s in curriculum and instruction literacy studies, reading specialist degree. Throughout your studies, you’ll learn effective strategies for assisting children who struggle with literacy to become confident, independent readers and writers.

Before you get started, you’ll need

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • The prerequisites required by the education college’s admissions policy
  • Appropriate teaching or related experience
  • Access to a computer, webcam, and high-speed Internet as well as basic computer and word-processing skills
  • Criminal Background Check

Degrees You Can Earn

MEd Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies, Reading Specialist: You’ll take core curriculum and instruction classes in addition to classes in literacy theory and practice. This program requires you to become reading specialist certified.

See a breakdown of the degree plan and requirements.

Other Degree Options

For other reading-teacher options, you can also explore the MEd curriculum and instruction, literacy studies degree.

Or, if you aren’t sure a literacy concentration is for you, check out other curriculum and instruction concentrations .

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Where Can This Degree Take You?

Well, where would you like to go? Teachers are wanted all over the state of Texas in public and private schools.  A master’s degree in reading and literacy can help you teach children how to understand written words and face the literacy challenges in today’s schools. In addition to honing your skills as an elementary or secondary teacher, you could be a literacy coach, reading specialist working in public schools or in adult literacy programs.

There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.

Visit the Career Development Center to search for internships, apply for jobs, or get help putting together your resume.

Tuition Rates

The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Tuition and Fees page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.

Funding Options

To apply for FAFSA and similar external scholarships, visit Financial Aid.

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