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MEd in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure

Regent University's Master of Education in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure program is designed to allow current teachers to learn all aspects of teaching reading to K-12 students and to obtain a graduate degree without adding an endorsement to their license. Continue reading for more information about this online master's program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to enroll in this MEd program should possess strong communication and assessment skills. All applicants to Regent University's master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure program at Regent University have the opportunity to review teaching strategies, technologies, and assessment tools used in reading instruction. Required courses might address language theories and development, the diagnosis of reading problems, intervention strategies, and the assessment of reading abilities in various content areas. In some courses, emphasis is placed on teaching reading to children with mild disabilities or language deficits; one course focuses entirely on characteristics of different types of learning, intellectual, and emotional disabilities and the behavior patterns associated with these disabilities. A professional project in the form of a portfolio allows students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts discussed throughout the program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

35+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure:

To meet all requirements of this program, students must complete 34 credits in required courses as well as a two-credit Foundations for Graduate Success course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (34 credits)

  • Professional Project
  • Faith Integration Assessment
  • Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
  • Behavior Management & Social Skills Training
  • Language Acquisition & the Communicative Arts
  • Assessing & Teaching Reading of Narrative & Expository Texts
  • Collaboration & Consultation
  • Field Experience I - Reading & Math
  • Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities
  • K-12 Reading Assessment and Instruction Across Content Areas
  • Data Driven Assessment
  • Reading Service Delivery: Supervision & Current Trends
  • Reading Research, Curriculum, & Technology
  • Literacy Seminar

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Successful completion of the MEd in Reading Specialist - Non-Licensure program could prepare graduates to apply the instructional and assessment strategies studied in the program to their current classrooms, regardless of content area. They might also use their master's degree to seek jobs in K-12 public or private school settings. Graduates could pursue work or supplement their employment as reading tutors as well.

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