Reading Endorsement

Master of Science in Reading

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Reading, MS Reading Endorsement Just 5 courses provide the state-mandated requirements you need to add the reading endorsement to your credentials.

Why this program?

Designed for certified teachers who wish to meet state reading requirements quickly and inexpensively, Barry University’s Graduate Reading Endorsement enhances your existing teaching credentials, expands your career potential, and provides you with the critical skills to assist students who are struggling with reading. Through the Graduate Reading Endorsement program, you will:

  • Take advantage of a reduced tuition rate of $499 per credit hour
  • Increase your career options
  • Become a more effective reading instructor and advocate for students of all ages
  • Boost your expertise in a credential area that is mandatory for all aspects of education
  • Later, apply the Endorsement courses toward a full degree program in Reading and Literacy Studies at Barry University – with the completion of the Reading Endorsement courses you are halfway there!

Why choose Barry?

  • Instructor

    Expert Faculty

    Our full-time instructors present evidence-based practices for teaching and learning strategies.
  • Inclusive2

    Small Classes

    Every course allows for one-on-one attention from a dedicated instructor.
  • FL

    State-Approved Programming

    Upon completion, you are eligible for the State of Florida Reading Endorsement.
  • Fast

    Flexible Delivery for Working Professionals

    Courses are offered online, on campus, and even a hybrid of both!
  • Group

    Peer-Supported Learning

    Earn your Reading Endorsement alongside a cohort of motivated, caring educators.
  • Grad

    Fast-Track to Your Goals

    Successfully complete the program in as little as 2.5 semesters!

What can you do with the Reading Endorsement?

There are many ways a Reading Endorsement can propel your career and help you create positive change as a Florida educator. Here are just a few:

  • Become a dedicated reading coach, literacy and assessment curriculum specialist, reading- and writing-center coordinator, and more!
  • Advocate for students by identifying those who can benefit from intense and focused reading instruction.
  • Impact the lives of your students by improving their reading proficiency and, in turn, affording them countless opportunities.

Required Courses

  • Surveys the knowledge and research-based teaching strategies necessary to understand the nature of the reading act and the basic principles of reading instruction. Includes use of professional resources to investigate historical and current trends in reading instruction.

  • Assists the elementary and secondary classroom teachers with research-based reading and study skill and best practice strategies as they apply to the individual subject areas in their curriculum. Lessons, practice activities, and informal screening devices will be designed for specific content areas in the elementary grades. Field experience will be conducted in

  • Focuses on diagnosing problems in reading. Includes the administration, interpretation, and use of formal and informal tests. Prerequisites: EDU 567, or equivalent and permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

  • Deals with the selection and preparation of research-based classroom instructional methods, materials and strategies for use in correcting reading difficulties with students in the K-12 classroom. Prerequisite: EDU 584 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

  • Provides a supervised capstone practicum course in an instructional reading/literacy situation. Focus is on the reading teacher using research-based techniques for working with students, administrators, other teachers, and the community in a supervised setting. Prerequisite: Completion of all required MS coursework. Prerequisite: Admission to the MS or EdS program in Reading.


  • A minimum of 2.5 semesters

  • 15

  • Yes

  • It only takes a few moments to complete your application, and our Admissions team will respond with a decision shortly.

Want to Learn More?

For more information please contact:

Dr. Judy Harris-Looby
Program Director

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