Master of Science in Education / Reading Specialist
Jacksonville State University

Program Details

The online MS in Education / Reading Specialist degree program from Jacksonville State University leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in reading specialist (P-12). Courses cover topics such as:

  • Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Language Arts
  • Literacy Theory & Practice
  • Intervention Strategies for Reading Instruction
  • Assessment in Elementary Education
  • Psychological Principles of Learning 

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Jacksonville State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

Applicants must meet one of the following formula requirements for admission:

  • 450 times the undergraduate GPA plus the total score of verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test of the GRE equal to or greater than a total of 2100 points OR
  • 15 times the undergraduate GPA plus the MAT score equal to or greater than a total of 80 points.