The Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in reading is designed to prepare reading specialists for K-8 education. Students pursuing their degree will be eligible for the reading endorsement from the state of Iowa upon completion of the program.

The goal of the program is to prepare teachers as reading specialists who have a dynamic understanding of the reading process and who take with them a variety of resources for enhancing literacy for all learners that goes beyond the undergraduate experience. Candidates will add to their existing knowledge base by engaging in in-depth analysis of current research as well as their own individual action research.

Course Requirements

View our course catalog for a full list of core required courses and courses required for the Emphasis in Reading.