University of Central Arkansas offers an online Master of Science in Education in Reading. Throughout this program, students work with each other to develop the skillsets to become literacy coaches or reading specialists. Careers with this degree involve working with struggling readers and writers, and helping them improve their skills.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) OR at least a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
Minimum 3.0 GPA on any graduate course work taken at another accredited institution
GRE or GMAT test scores, if applicable
PRAXIS test scores for reading specialist (for licensure only)
Valid Arkansas educator license (if seeking licensure in Arkansas) or two letters of reference
Other program-specific admission requirements may apply
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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