Master of Arts in Education / Reading Leadership (Licensure)
Western State Colorado University

Program Details

Western State Colorado University offers an online Master of Arts degree in Education with a Reading Leadership emphasis. Students of this program focus on implement and evaluating reading and literacy programs. This career path is applicable to professionals at a classroom level or a school or district level. Graduates will be prepared to provide professional guidance to teachers and instructors on their reading programs.


  • Requires on-campus, five-day orientation 
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the content area you'd like to teach by either: passing a Praxis Subject Assessment OR holding a degree in the content area OR provide transcript evaluation that shows you have taken 24 semester hours of college coursework in your endorsement area
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher highly recommended
  • Criminal history check
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • If seeking to complete alternative teacher licensing, must secure full-time teaching position

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission