Successful completion of this program, combined with one year of successful teaching experience that includes the teaching of reading as a significant part of the responsibility, qualifies students for licensure as a Reading Specialist K-12, Iowa Endorsement 176.  Students who have completed the program continue as classroom teachers but also assume positions as curriculum directors, instructional coaches, etc.


All coursework is offered online to be followed by a face-to-face intensive summer clinic experience supervised by course instructors with expertise in reading.  The non-thesis option requires 35 s.h. of courses plus successful completion of comprehensive examinations. The thesis option requires 33 s.h. of coursework and the successful completion of a thesis.