Specialist in Education (EdS) / Reading Specialist
Fort Hays State University

Program Details

The Specialist in Education Degree in Reading Specialist program is an advance graduate program that helps you satisfy state licensure requirements for reading leadership. This program is designed for teachers with a master degree to continue their education and obtain a reading specialist endorsement.

Earning the Ed.S. in Reading can:

  • Increase your career advancement potential and open up career options beyond your current path
  • Increase your knowledge in a discipline
  • Provide a foundation for teaching or leading in higher education
  • Equip you to take on leadership roles in reading
  • Give you the tools to help you lead and motivate others

All courses are available online, so you can pursue your professional goals and graduate on a timeline that works for you.


  • Have Master's degree
  • Have a Teaching License
  • Earned a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of reference
  • A resume or curriculum vita of education and professional experiences
  • Official transcripts for all college work completed, documenting conferral of a graduate degree

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission