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Graduate Certificate in Reading Education @ KU

The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Education is designed to help established education professionals improve the reading outcomes of students from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds. It's a great addition to those who have already earned a master's, as well as for those just looking to improve the quality of their classroom.

Based on the Standards for Reading Professionals of the International Reading Association, our dynamic reading education program will provide educators with strategies of how to best establish strong foundations in reading and writing in P-12 students. Developmental stages, in relation to reading and writing development, are explored to provide an in-depth knowledge of how to approach different learning situations. Disclosure information about the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program can be seen here.

The KU School of Education also offers an online Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Curriculum and Instruction and an emphasis in Reading Education.

Program Benefits
  • Top 10 Best Education School (among public universities)1
  • Top 20 Curriculum and Instruction program1
  • Top 30 Best Online Education Graduate Program2
  • Complete in as few as 8 to 10 months
  • Learn from dedicated faculty who emphasize applying research in real-world situations
  • Conduct your course work anytime, anywhere through our innovative online platform, KU Connect
  • Submit your application with no GRE requirement for admission into the program
  • Accredited under NCATE standards through CAEP
Program Structure
  • 6 courses, 8 weeks, 18 credits
  • Time to completion: as few as 8 to 10 months
Admissions Requirements

Our Admissions Advisors are here to help answer your questions regarding admission requirements and licensure. If you have questions, please email us at onlineinfo@ku.edu or call us at 855-639-7799.

To be considered for admission, prospective students must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a GPA greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should contact an Admissions Advisor for information about provisional admissions.

To apply to the online Graduate Certificate in Reading Education program, your first step is completing the online application form. Prior to starting the form we recommend that you review our admissions guide.

What You Will Learn

The University of Kansas School of Education has acknowledged the need for improved reading tactics and approaches within education. The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Education will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the various issues within literacy that span across educational and cultural boundaries. The program places a strong emphasis on the International Reading Association’s (IRA) standards, as set by the literacy faculty at KU.

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Faculty

The University of Kansas brings a rich academic tradition into the online environment. The KU School of Education is equally committed to KU’s mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. Our Curriculum & Teaching faculty are at the cutting edge of research and practice, working to improve the quality of instruction in different subject areas and in different educational settings.

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After Graduation

The online Graduate Certificate in Reading Education is ideal for all educators P-12. As reading education, outside of traditional English courses, is becoming both more and more needed and prevalent in our school systems, those with a specialization can help increase their classroom effectiveness and their career potential.

Note: This program is not intended for initial teacher licensure or reading specialist licensure endorsement. Most students will enter the program with an active teacher’s license.

No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

Important Dates

Dec
28
Application Deadline

December 28
Spring 2019 Term

Jan
14
Next Start

January 14
Spring 2019 Term

Apr
26
Application Deadline

April 26
Summer 2019 Term

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Sources:
  1. Retrieved on October 17, 2017, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/special-needs-education-rankings
  2. Retrieved on January 9, 2018, from usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-kansas-155317