UAB master’s in reading education ranked 13th in the nation by

The program, offered on campus and online, gives students instructional strategies needed to become effective K-12 reading specialists.

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school of education buildingUAB School of EducationThe UAB School of Education Master of Arts in Reading Education program has been ranked No. 13 in the United States in a review of schools across the nation by Reviewers noted that the program stood out in both quality and affordability.

A master’s in reading education prepares teachers to work as reading coaches, instructional designers and teaching mentors. The program provides teachers with instruction strategies to help struggling readers overcome challenges due to learning disabilities, limited vocabulary or a lack of encouragement.

Students are taught the latest in reading pedagogy and research through courses in language development, language arts, literature, curriculum development and reading assessment, taught by renowned experts in literacy. Students in the program complete a survey of special education coursework that includes an introduction to exceptional learners. Courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting and online, allowing teachers to continue working while they pursue the degree. The online master’s degree also includes an internship in remedial reading, allowing students to gain supervised experience in a classroom setting. 

The program is open to teachers who possess a valid Alabama, bachelor’s-level professional educator certificate, at least two years of classroom teaching experience, and documentation of at least two previous reading courses, including one in introductory reading. The master’s in reading education is offered as a traditional degree or certificate-only option. Learn more about the program on the UAB School of Education website.