The Literacy and/or Reading Specialist Certification Program Receives National Recognition
The Literacy and/or Reading Specialist Master of Education program is for educators certified in teaching who desire graduate studies in reading and literacy theories, research, and instructional practices. You can receive your Reading Specialist Certification when you have completed 27 credits of the program. IUP’s MEd in Literacy and/or Reading Specialist Certification program is nationally recognized by the International Literacy Association.
The MEd in Literacy requires the completion of 36 credits. Students may also receive a Reading Specialist Certification by completing 27 credits within the master's program and passing the state Praxis exam. For more information about the MEd in Literacy/Reading Specialist program, visit the
This graduate degree is offered to educators who can demonstrate their ability as scholar/researchers. Students are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of educational and literacy theory and practice at the graduate level, analyze and design research, and effectively implement methodologies for literacy instruction.
Learn more about our PreK-4 Early Childhood Bachelor of Science degree program and PreK-12 Reading Specialist certification.
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