Reading, EdS at Barry University

The Specialist in Education (EdS) degree program in Reading is a 30-semester-hour program beyond the master's degree. Individuals who already hold a Master's degree in any area and wish to obtain Reading Degree and Certification

Following completion of the Specialist Degree Program in Reading, you will have acquired the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of reading research to improve literacy instruction
  • demonstrate refined research-based teaching strategies and skills for improved reading and learning
  • model the integration of reading to learn best practices into the entire curriculum
  • provide literacy leadership at the school, community and district levels


Alexa Buenrostro, M.S. EdS.

I had the pleasure and privilege of being a part of Barry University’s Master of Science in Reading program. In addition to the abundance of knowledge the professors imparted, the cohort model offered much support and a plethora of experience. I believe I got a lot out of my time at Barry. After I graduated, I felt confident in assessing and planning reading instruction for my students, as well as, very well prepared for a career as a reading specialist. Earning my degree at Barry was a decision I am so proud and happy I took!

Alexa Buenrostro, M.S. EdS.

Designed 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.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Reading teachers
  • Reading resource leaders
  • Reading coaches and team leaders
  • Reading lab teachers
  • Reading and Language Art supervisors
  • District Reading leaders
  • Corrective and remedial reading experts
  • Content area literacy experts
  • Diagnosticians
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) leaders
  • Community college instructors
  • Adjunct undergraduate instructors