Reading Specialist Licensure - Dyslexia Emphasis

Research is clear that children who are not reading by third grade struggle with reading all their lives. For this reason, student attainment of reading proficiency by no later than the third grade is a key goal of all schools. Gaining licensure as a Reading Specialist in Kansas requires the completion of an approved Reading Specialist Program. The Newman University Graduate School of Education offers degree and licensure Reading Specialist programs that provide the competencies necessary for educators interested in advancing their careers as a Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Reading Resource Teacher, or a Reading Specialist in PreK through 12th grade classrooms.

If you have a master’s degree from another institution, contact Dr. Sealey for a transcript analysis to determine your plan of study. For students who have completed Newman's ESOL Curriculum & Instruction program, there are only four to six courses remaining!

This program prepares candidates to meet the KSDE academic requirements for successful completion of the PreK-12 Reading Specialist Praxis, and application for the PreK-12 Reading Specialist 2-year Conditional License.

Program Curriculum


This program is designed for completion in three semesters!