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Reading Specialist

Graduate Certificate

Support individuals overcome challenges in literacy by earning your Reading Specialist Certification online through PennWest Edinboro's graduate program.

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News & World Report consistently calls PennWest Edinboro's online graduate programs among the best in the nation.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Edinboro allows you to earn your graduate Reading Specialist Certificate online, offering you the highest quality professional training to diagnose and help children overcome challenges with reading and writing.

In this 27-credit graduate program, you will learn research- and evidence-based skills and strategies, including literacy interventions for striving readers, diagnostic assessments, literacy curriculum design and implementation, as well as organization, supervision and administration of reading programs.

Your Reading Specialist Certification will support you in becoming a valuable asset for students in any school or school district.

Each online course constructs a community of learners ambitious about sharing their knowledge and experiences as a catalyst for individual, classroom, school or districtwide change.
Dr. Karen K. Tyler,
Program Head

How Edinboro Supports You.

Your online classes will be led by our accomplished faculty. Each faculty member is recognized for his or her commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment. The highly qualified faculty instruct, guide and inspire you to achieve and lead.

Upon completion of this program, you will be ready for certification as a reading specialist.

It is your responsibility to register for the Reading Specialist It is your responsibility to register for the Reading Specialist PRAXIS exam and to apply for Reading Specialist Certification.

If you plan to work outside of the Commonwealth of PA, please check the certification requirements for your state to ensure your state's requirements are met.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Karen K. Tyler
Program Head
325 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-2303

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