Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Master of Education in Reading Specialist


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Reading Specialist

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Education in Reading challenges educators to extend and enhance their knowledge and skills for literacy instruction by enabling them to become more reflective of their practice in ways that will help all students to learn. These attributes support a constructivist view of reading and literacy skill development with a diagnostic approach to instruction. 

Graduates of the Marygrove online Master’s in reading program will be able to perform as highly qualified teachers and leaders of reading and literacy development. Program content and sequence are designed to provide advanced conceptual knowledge on the way toward earning a reading specialist endorsement online.

Graduates who pass the MTTC content area test in Reading are eligible for the BR-Reading Specialist Endorsement in Michigan.

During the course of graduate study, students will develop knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Diagnose reading difficulties
  • Design effective remediation programs
  • Word collaboratively with K-12 faculty, staff and administration
  • Proactively evaluate and implement literacy initiatives

Students in the online Master of Education in Reading program will explore issues of gender, ethnicity, multiculturalism and global perspectives, and how the diversity of learners in multiple and varied environments impacts learning. These issues will be examined and addressed through instructional design, varied selection of materials and media, and the use of multiple assessment measures for evaluation of student learning. 


  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Create a Career Plan
  • Present a current teaching certificate


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 33

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available regardless of need and credit history. Repayment and deferment options vary depending on type of loan. Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible. Veteran benefits may also be available. FAFSA Code: 002284.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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