Education (M.Ed.) - Reading Specialist Endorsement

Education (M.Ed.) - Reading Specialist Endorsement

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including internship), the passing of licensure tests, and a current initial teaching license with the accompanying necessary work experience, the graduate of this program would be eligible for adding the VA state licensure endorsement. Please refer to

Advanced Education Core Courses
EDAS 641Supervision of Instruction3
EDAS 645Foundations for Educational Leaders3
EDUC 518Educational Research and Assessment3
EDUC 622Educational Assessment and Intervention3
EDUC 672Curriculum Development (Elementary/Secondary)3
Total Hours15
Reading Specialist Endorsement Concentration
EDLC 651Language and Literacy for Diverse Populations3
EDLC 656Literacy Across the Curriculum3
EDRS 650School Based Literacy Leadership3
EDRS 652Trends and Inquiry for the Reading Specialist3
EDRS 659Foundation & Theories of Literacy Instruction3
EDUC 669Literacy for Middle Level Learners3
Total Hours18
Gate Courses
EDGT 689School of Education Gate 1 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
EDGT 691School of Education Gate 2 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
EDGT 692School of Education Gate 3 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
Total Hours0
Field Experience Courses
EDRS 688Reading Specialist Practicum 1,20
EDRS 699Internship-Reading Specialist 1,23
Total Hours3

Background check clearance required


Field experience required

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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