Kansas State University

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Reading Specialist Endorsement Program


1615 Anderson Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Reading Specialist Endorsement

Format: Online

Program Description:

Reading Specialist Endorsement

Reading specialists serve and positively impact a large number of children and young adults and provide support and intervention for struggling readers.

In this program, participants will:

  • prepare to expand literacy knowledge to individuals and educational institutions through literacy leadership
  • build experience in teaching reading and differentiating instruction to provide support and intervention for readers at all levels
  • incorporate new materials, strategies and means of assessment into practice

Reading specialists can provide ongoing professional development as literacy leaders within schools, benefiting faculty and staff. The demand continues to rise for highly qualified reading specialists.

Candidates who complete this program are eligible to apply for an endorsement in the Reading Specialist area from the Kansas Department of Education. Students seeking this endorsement must hold a valid Kansas professional teaching license. 

Courses in this program can be used toward a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction.


"Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 18

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 563 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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