Shippensburg University



1871 Old Main Drive

Shippensburg, PA 17257

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist. Applicants who have elementary or secondary certification are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hour credits of graduate work for the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading. Additional course work may be required due to deficiencies in undergraduate preparation. Background courses which may be required (but are not limited to) the following: Children’s Literature; Teaching of Reading; and a Language Arts. The program requires that candidates pass through various status categories from admission to graduation: 1) Foundational Status, 2) Practicum Status, and 3) Program Completion. The Praxis Reading Specialist exam must be passed before graduation and/or certification as a reading specialist.


Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, AACSB International, ABET Inc., Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, International Association of Counseling Services, Council for Exceptional Children and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $454 PA resident; $681 non-resident/$463 non-resid USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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