Master of Arts in Reading Education / Reading Practitioner
Rowan University

Program Details

Rowan University offers the online Master of Arts in Reading Education. This program prepares professionals to teach literacy to all learners and serve as leaders in supporting their colleagues in the field. Students in the program will have the opportunity to develop both a contemporary conceptual framework and effective strategies that are appropriate for guiding literacy development in classroom and clinical environments. Students acquire advanced knowledge of the reading process.

This program offers a Reading Practitioner track, which is intended for those who wish to pursue advanced study in literacy education and become more knowledgeable about instructional strategies that align with the Common Core English/Language Arts Standards. Students in this track are not required to have teaching certification, but are required to have access to a classroom and/or school district setting as well as a group of children to work with.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Current professional resume
  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Any educational certifications held (not required)

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education