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Regis University’s Master of Education with added endorsement in Reading is designed to provide in-depth teacher preparation in literacy instruction for teachers in Colorado.
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M.Ed. Added Endorsement: Reading Specialist

Degree Overview

Ideal for those who already possess a teaching license and are seeking additional credentials, our M.Ed. with an added endorsement in Reading provides learners with a graduate degree that enhances the teaching of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, viewing and language development for all populations. The curriculum covers a variety of teaching strategies and assessments that emphasize current, research-based best practices reflecting state literacy standards.

The Reading Specialist Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado only. The program requires a practicum that can be completed in the teacher's own classroom. It is a great option for interventionists or those interested in a literacy instruction role, elementary teachers and special education teachers.

Designed by practicing professionals, the M.Ed. with an added endorsement in Reading is primarily an online program. Although a few classes may be offered on campus as they are taken by other endorsement areas, this program is designed to be fast paced and for current educators.

Current teachers not wishing to complete an entire Master of Education degree can take up to 9 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student. Plus, our Teacher Education program is nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.

The M.Ed. in Reading has three distinct program options, two of which result in a Colorado Licensure Endorsement in Reading:

  • Track 1 - Reading M.Ed., Non-Endorsement: Any licensed teacher is eligible for this track. Since this program is online, teachers can reside in any state. This program option does not require a practicum; instead, students complete a final capstone project.
  • Track 2 - Reading Teacher Endorsement: This Colorado Teacher Licensure Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado and Wyoming only. This program option requires completion of all Reading M.Ed. course work and the Reading Teacher PLACE exam. After the PLACE exam is passed, students are required to complete a university-supervised practicum; which in most cases, can be completed in the teacher's own classroom.
  • Track 3 - Reading Specialist Endorsement: This Colorado Teacher Licensure Endorsement is available for licensed teachers in Colorado only. This program option requires completion of all Reading M.Ed. course work and the Reading Specialist PLACE exam. After the PLACE exam is passed, students are required to complete and university-supervised practicum; which in most cases, can be completed in the teacher's own classroom.

Total M.Ed - Reading Specialist Endorsement Requirements: 30 credit hours

  • Required courses: 27 credit hours
  • Capstone course requirement: 3 credit hours

Program Requirements

Required Courses (27 credit hours)

EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing
EDRG 602 Reading and Writing Connections
EDRG 603  Emergent Literacy 
EDRG 635  Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 
EDRG 604  Literacy for the Diverse Learner 
EDRG 606  Reading Assessment and Intervention 
EDRG 608  Evidence-Based Reading Techniques 
EDRG 653  Literacy for Students with Special Needs 
EDRG 640  Organization and Management of School Literacy Programs 

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

EDRG 695 Practicum: Reading Specialist
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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NOTE: Regis University’s Master of Education program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The states of Arkansas and Kentucky do not recognize this accreditation. Please call your state council on higher education to get more details.

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript a U.S. regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Oath and consent information
  • Current resume
  • One online observation form from a person who has observed the applicant with children of the appropriate age
  • Criminal background check: Applicants must have a $45 background check in order to complete their online application. View and print the instructions, consent for background check and disqualifying offenses documents to get started
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: M.Ed. with Added Endorsement - Reading Specialist

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,325 30 $475 $75
Online $14,325 30 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.