Reading at Barry University

"I am so thankful for all of your help. I must say I read a brochure lately that stated, "Barry is where you should be!" This is soooooo true! Every time I need help, anyone I speak with is so warm and welcoming. I am blessed to have such a caring faculty and staff assisting me with my Master's degree in Reading. It makes me want to complete this degree and start on another!"

Rosalind Evans-Tomlin, Master's in Reading Graduate Student

Program at a Glance


What sets Barry's MS in Reading program apart from those at other colleges and universities is Barry's deep commitment to a quality education. Courses are taught by experienced full-time faculty members. You will explore with each professor the foundations and theories of reading instruction. You will participate in a supervised practicum while forming strong relationships with a mentoring faculty.

30 Credits in 18 Months

Barry's curriculum is designed to move you quickly into the next stage of your career. You can complete the 30 credits in 18 months and be eligible in the next school year for a salary increase and a promotion.

Nationwide Recognition

A Master's in Reading from Barry reaches beyond gaining a Reading Certification. Your degree is transferrable to all states. You can move virtually anywhere with a valuable credential that will support you in a lifetime involvement in literacy and education.

Affordable Education

Barry is dedicated to providing an excellent, accessible education. You may be eligible to receive financial assistance. For more information, please contact our Graduate Financial Aid Office.

Which Program is Right for Me?

Master of Science in Reading

Designed for:

  • Florida-certified elementary and secondary teachers looking for MS in Reading and Reading Certification
  • Current teachers or those eligible for certification either through another state or an alternative venue

Educational Specialist in Reading

Designed for:

  • Individuals who already hold a Master's degree in any area and wish to obtain Reading Degree and Certification

Reading Endorsement

Designed for:

  • Florida-certified elementary and secondary teachers who choose to have their Reading Endorsement applied to their current certification