Webster’s MA in Reading is one of only a few of its kind recognized nationally and accredited by the International Literacy Association (ILA). Our program is also currently the only one in Missouri that is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).
Our focus is on the science of reading and structured literacy and its application for best practices in the assessment of reading difficulties and instructional methodologies that meet the needs of all learners, including those with dyslexia. Through this program of study you will develop the ability to be a leader in literacy and an advocate for all learners.
A Master’s Degree in Reading
Requires an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
MA in Reading
Coursework needed to apply for Reading Specialist Certification from The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia
Coursework needed to apply for Certification as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist for the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
Our reading instructors are trained in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS), and the program is approved and recommended by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for all educator preparation programs and current teachers.
The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia is automatically a part of the MA in Reading
program. The student will earn both the MA and GCRT,
will be qualified by DESE to be a reading specialist, and can apply to CERI for the dyslexia certification.
The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia can also be pursued on its own.
Both the MA in Reading and the Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia classes are offered in our Live Virtual (Synchronous) modality, and can be completed no matter where you are!
“The Masters in Reading program has empowered me. Not only has it helped me to identify specific difficulties in reading, but it has helped me explain these difficulties to their parents in a way that makes sense. We are able to build the best plan for intervention, making each precious minute purposeful and powerful."
Katy Phillips, '21, MA in Reading
Completing the required 33 credit hours may qualify for you to earn a graduate certificate in Dyslexia
Requires a teaching certification.
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