Academic programs
M.Ed. in reading

The M.Ed. in reading provides prospective reading specialists with integrated experiences in all aspects of the reading curriculum, ranging from preschool to adult levels. This nationally-accredited and Virginia Board of Education-approved program promotes a passion for lifelong reading education, embracing literacy practices across all levels (early childhood, elementary, intermediate, secondary and adult.)

Students will gain an understanding of the developmental and diagnostic processes involved in teaching reading and the language arts, and will learn to effectively plan reading and literacy instruction. Prior to graduation, students must complete a reading portfolio documenting their work in the program and related work experiences.

Program concentrations

K-12 reading specialist

The K-12 reading specialist concentration of the M.Ed. in reading provides students with an understanding of the resource and supervisory functions involved in teaching reading and the language arts.

In addition to the traditional face-to-face curriculum, this concentration is now available online as well.

Degree requirements for the K-12 reading specialist concentration »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

TESOL/adult

The TESOL/adult concentration of the M.Ed. in reading helps students develop the skills needed to teach English as a second language (ESL) to adults. Please note: students interested in this concentration must already have their K-12 initial licensure and adult education endorsement.

Degree requirements for the TESOL/adult concentration »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

TESOL/K-12

The TESOL/K-12 concentration of the M.Ed. in reading allows students who already have their K-12 initial licensure and want to pursue an endorsement in teaching English as a second language (ESL) in the K-12 setting.

Degree requirements for the TESOL/K-12 concentration »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Robnolt, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (804) 827-2649
Email: vjrobnolt@vcu.edu