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Reading, EdS

School of Education

Reading, EdS Program Overview

The Specialist in Education degree program in reading is a 30-semester-hour program beyond the master's degree. This program is perfect for you if you already hold a master's degree in any area and want to earn a reading degree and certification.

This degree provides you with the knowledge and practice to become an exemplary reading professional who makes a difference for your students cognitively, affectively, and academically in literacy through holistic and traditional theoretical views of language and literacy development while embracing an ethic of care.

View Curriculum Course Descriptions

The Specialist in Education degree program in reading will teach you how to improve literacy and make a difference for students.

What can I do with this degree?

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    Reading Specialist

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    Reading Resource Leader

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    Reading Coach

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    Diagnosticians

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    Content Area Literacy Expert

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    District Reading Leader

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    Response to Intervention (RTI)

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    Corrective and Remedial Reading Expert

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    Reading Specialist

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    Reading Resource Leader

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    Reading Coach

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    Diagnosticians

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    Content Area Literacy Expert

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    District Reading Leader

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    Response to Intervention (RTI)

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    Corrective and Remedial Reading Expert

Program Highlights

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    For Working Professionals

    Courses are offered on the main campus or fully online in 7- and 16-week terms. Most students complete the program in less than two years while continuing to work full time.

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    Leadership Training

    You will learn how to integrate best practices into the entire reading curriculum, allowing you to provide literacy leadership at the school, community, and district levels.

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    Improve Instruction

    You will learn how to apply knowledge of reading research to improve literacy instruction. You also will demonstrate refined research-based teaching strategies and skills for improved reading and learning.

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    Certification

    You can apply for a certification once you have achieved certain benchmarks, including successful completion of the 30 semester hours of the program, including all required courses plus a children/adolescent literature course.

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Apply Now!

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

General Requirements for Full Admission:

  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25, "B"
  • Two professional recommendations focused on your ability to do an advanced graduate study
  • Two years of full-time teaching experience or equivalent professional experience
  • Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Research Examination (No GRE required)
  • Statement of Purpose / Goals
  • A minimum of 9 semester-hours (3 courses, graduate or undergraduate) in Reading. Additional courses may be required if you choose to apply for Florida Teacher Certification in Reading.

Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Graduate Assistantships

Below are the costs associated with the different degrees and programs in the Adrian Dominican School of Education. (Effective July 2021)

Doctoral Programs

Counseling $1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction $950.00
Organizational Leadership $850.00
Transformational School Leadership $850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology $750.00
Educational Leadership $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling $800.00
School Psychology $750.00
Human Resource Development $600.00
Administration $600.00
Curriculum & Instruction $600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Online Programs

Reading $419.00
Educational Leadership $419.00
Exceptional Student Education $419.00
Higher Education Administration $419.00
Curriculum & Instruction $419.00

Doctoral Programs

Counseling
$1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$950.00
Organizational Leadership
$850.00
Transformational School Leadership
$850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology
$750.00
Educational Leadership
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling
$800.00
School Psychology
$750.00
Human Resource Development
$600.00
Administration
$600.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Online Programs

Reading
$419.00
Educational Leadership
$419.00
Exceptional Student Education
$419.00
Higher Education Administration
$419.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$419.00
Please inquire about military, public service, and certificate program rates

School of Education Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors and is involved in several student organizations and national professional organizations that are designed to assist you in your professional development.
Student Organizations can be a powerful way for students to enhance, enrich, network and develop their leadership skills while making valuable community contributions.

School of Education Graduate Programs Accreditations

All of the Barry University School of Education graduate programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards.

Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.

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