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The M.Ed. degree program in Literacy with Reading Specialist certification provides classroom teachers with the tools to better manage resources in the classroom for students with literacy needs. The program offers both a theoretical and applied approach to working with students' literacy problems in the classroom. Candidates learn to assess reading difficulties, implement appropriate literacy instructions, and use data-driven instruction to plan school-wide literacy programs.

Robert Morris University is one of few universities that offer structured literacy courses as part of their advanced certificate training, and scholarship support is provided in our Reading Specialist program.

Scholarships up to 50% off of tuition as well as graduate assistantships are now available. The Reading Specialist program is a one-year certification program that meets the needs of working adults. Classes are offered in the evenings in eight-week sessions with an on-campus practicum. Students can pursue a Master’s in Literacy with an additional nine credits.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Current Trends & Issues in Literacy
Supervision of Reading Specialists
Assessment & Intervention in Early Literacy

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