You will become familiar with theory, research, and practices in reading instruction for both typical readers and those experiencing reading difficulties. Coursework also addresses the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader in reading curriculum and reading program management at both the school and district levels.
The Reading Specialist program at DePaul University is unique in that it combines of best practices in reading instruction with an understanding of at-risk readers and students with learning disabilities. This combination means that you will receive an extensive, “best of both worlds” education that fosters a wider and deeper understanding of relevant issues. In addition, the program will prepare you to be a leader in addressing the mandate for Response to Intervention (RTI).
Students in the program earn the Illinois Reading Specialist Type 10 Certification for K-12.
All clinical requirements are completed on campus in DePaul’s newly-redesigned Family Lab. Because the classes are taught part-time in the evening, you can continue to work while completing your degree.
Master of Education-M.Ed. (52 quarter hours)
13 courses plus capstone experience
Master of Arts-M.A requires (56 quarter hours)
A Master of Education or Master of Arts with K-12 Endorsement in Special Education is also available. (requires 17-18 courses with LBS1 endorsement) For List of LBS1 Endorsement Courses click here