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Education: Reading

At the crux of educating children is teaching them how to read and process information. As a reading specialist, you will be prepared to help students learn in any subject and enhance your own chances for advancing your career. In Fontbonne University’s Master of Arts in Education: Reading program, students will earn a master’s in education while simultaneously obtaining reading specialist endorsement from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Online students receive the same top-notch education as our on-campus students — from professors who are also experienced practitioners — but with the added convenience of courses that can be taken exclusively online.

There is a need for reading specialists in public and private schools throughout Missouri and the country,so further your education and help fill this growing need in our schools.

Individuals interested in limited coursework for the purpose of meeting credentialing requirements as reading specialists are welcome to enroll in select courses.

We recommend that you contact the appropriate state agency to verify course requirements. Click here to find individual state departments of education.

Program Highlights

  • Format: Offered online or face-to-face
  • Master's degree requires 32 credit hours. To gain reading certification, additional hours might be required
  • 16-week courses
  • Earn a master's degree and reading specialist endorsement simultaneously
  • Check out our Evening/Online video - hear what students and faculty have to say!

To find out more about the Master of Arts in Education: Reading, email or call 314.863.2220.


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