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Reading Education

There’s nothing quite like the sensation of not being able to put a book down. As you turn each page with anticipation, the world disappears completely around you.

Every student deserves the chance to know that feeling, and you are capable of making sure they do. Earn an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Reading Education from NSU, and watch as your students discover the magic of storytelling.

Choose from our degree-only program and our Florida-state approved option. Our course content is research-based and infuses scientifically-based evidence of best practices in the science of reading.

Learn to develop language arts and literacy curriculum, and assess, evaluate and instruct students in reading. Strengthen the relationship between theory and instructional practice. Deepen your professional knowledge and skills to provide effective literacy instruction for all students.

Delivery Options

Coursework is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing reading and language arts teachers considering reading education graduate programs to increase their experience in their current field.
  • Individuals with bachelor's degrees in an education field who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in the teaching of reading.
  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required).
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the M.S. and Ed.S. Program 0
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
RED 0570 Foundations of Reading: Theory and Practice 3
RED 0575 Contemporary Foundations of Reading 3
RED 0554 Assessment in Reading 3
RED 0555 Supervised Reading Practicum I: Individual Remediation 3
RED 0560 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
RED 0565 Language Arts in the Secondary School 3
RED 0580 Educational Measurements 3
RED 0585 Reading in the Content Area 3
RED 5271 Reading Supervision and Curriculum Development – Theory and Practice 3
RED 0590 Administration and Interpretation of Instructional Assessments 3
RED 0587 Supervised Reading Practicum II: Group Remediation 3


The applied professional experience is one of many practical applications included in the reading education specialization. It is the final step in the completion of the program. The candidates will be engaged in a supervised practicum involving problem-solving experiences designed to improve reading related challenges. Based on a thorough review of the reading research literature and knowledge gained in coursework and field experiences, the candidate will select, plan, and use appropriate reading assessment instruments , strategies and materials to identify needs and provide remedial reading instruction for a designated period of time in a K-12 classroom. Candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

Please use link below to access gainful employment information about the Reading Endorsement certificate program.

Gainful Employment

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