MEd in Reading & Writing Specialist

Master's in Education - Build Your Students’
Literacy Skills

Literacy is one of the most important parts of education. Gain critical skills to effectively assess and assist students in grades K-12 to improve their literacy with SNHU's Reading and Writing Specialist degree, available online and on campus. Adding a reading and writing specialist credential can enhance your marketability.

This 39-credit reading specialist degree program includes in-depth study of language acquisition and development as well as effective reading and writing teaching practices. Course study involves theoretical principles in reading assessment and instruction, as well as hands-on classroom experience to put principles into practice.

Acceptance into the reading specialist Master of Education program requires candidates to be currently licensed, active teachers with three years of teaching experience. Because only certified teachers are accepted into the online and on-campus reading and writing specialist degree program, no Praxis I or Praxis II exams are required.

Upon successful completion of the reading specialist degree program, whether online or on campus, you will be eligible for licensure in New Hampshire as a Reading and Writing Specialist (grades K-12).

Advantages of the Reading Specialist Degree

An affordable Master of Education in Reading and Writing Specialist program offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.

  • A traditional, accredited, nonprofit university with an 80-year history of serving
    working adults.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • No upfront tuition required with employer tuition reimbursement.
  • Learn innovative educational practices from accomplished instructors who have spent years in the classroom.
  • One-to-one personalized support from an academic advisor. 
  • Graduate in less than two years, with two courses per 10-week term.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an endorsement in New Hampshire.  Please note that Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

University Accreditation

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