College of Education > Academics > Counseling & Special Education > Graduate Programs > Reading Specialist (MA/MEd) > Admission Requirements
DePaul offers three program options for educators who wish to specialize in reading instruction: a Reading Specialist master's degree, a
Reading Specialist K-12 Endorsement, and a
Reading Teacher endorsement.
To be eligible to enroll in any of these programs, students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and state teaching licensure. In addition, applicants to the Reading Specialist master's degree program must have at least one year of full-time teaching experience.
A complete application to our Reading Specialist program or our Reading Teacher program will include the following materials:
Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who are considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our
International Students page for more information.
Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.
The Reading Specialist master's degree program admits new students in the fall, winter, and summer quarters.
The Reading Teacher endorsement program admits new students in the fall, winter, and spring quarters.
All of these programs offer rolling admission, but regular deadlines are set to assure students full consideration for admission and financial aid. The program will continue to accept and process applications after the regular deadline if space is available.
Applicants typically receive an admission decision 3-4 weeks after submitting a complete application.
Learn more about the Reading Specialist graduate program and meet with program faculty at an upcoming
Our Graduate Ambassadors are here to answer any questions you might have and give you a glimpse into the real-life experiences of a graduate student in the College of Education.
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