MSED - Reading Specialist - Dyslexia Emphasis

This graduate degree program (10 courses/30 hours) is designed to provide full-time working teachers with application skills and methods necessary to develop reading instructional strategies and interventions for all students and the leadership skills necessary to lead a PreK-12 school reading program. This program provides reading specialists with an explicit, sequential, systematic, prescriptive, diagnostic, and cumulative structure of instruction to teach students with dyslexia. Additionally, this program prepares students to successfully pass the KPEERI exam for national licensure for dyslexia instruction and the Praxis exam for reading specialist licensure in the state of Kansas.

Application Process

Reading Specialist Careers 

Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Reading Resource Teacher, or a Reading Specialist in PreK through 12th-grade classroom.

Program Curriculum


Program Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in education
  • Current teaching license
  • Minimum undergraduate degree GPA of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale)

Do you already have your MSED? 

Learn more about our Reading Specialist Licensure Program.