Reading, Master of Science (M.S.)

Our M.S. and licensures in Reading prepare in-service K-12 teachers from around the world to be effective teachers of reading through coursework that focuses on applying research and theory in the field of reading education to a K-12 classroom practice.

Program Highlights

  • The M.S. in Reading is specifically designed for practicing teachers who want to improve their reading instruction and complete the coursework to add the MN Reading Teacher License.
  • The fully online, asynchronous program is specifically designed for working teachers.
  • Career opportunities include specializing knowledge in reading pedagogy, teaching developmental reading, expanding your licensure to K-12, or as a Reading Specialist or Instructional Leader.

Application Requirements

  •  A four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students with a GPA less than 3.0 will be considered for admission after successfully completing 6 graduate credits within the department with a grade of B or higher as a non-degree-seeking student.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your work with learners addressing your professional competence.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 Years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Beth Beschorner
beth.beschorner@mnsu.edu
507-389-5652

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