Skip to main content
Spring on the York College campus

Reading (M.Ed.)

Our reading program can ready you to promote literacy development among your students or advance in your career as a reading specialist. Your studies will include the foundations of reading instruction, childhood and adolescent literature, literacy program development, and clinical practicums in reading. Pursuing this option will also allow you to apply for the Pennsylvania PK-12 Reading Specialist Certificate. Our program faculty will guide you every step of the way. They include some of the most talented, dynamic, and respected faculty in the area. Our program quality is demonstrated by the large number of alumni who are currently working as teachers and reading specialists in schools and districts in South Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

We welcome all teachers who possess a valid teaching certification to complete our free online application.

York College Master of Education reading specialist

Curriculum

  • Credit requirements

    The Masters of Education – Reading degree with the PA Reading Specialist Certificate can be completed in 36 credits. Students earn the certification as a stand-alone program in 24 credits.

  • The Education Graduate Core (Required for the M.Ed. Degree)
    • MED501 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)
    • MED502 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    • MED503 - Curriculum Trends and Issues (3)
    • MED504 - Group Processes in Education (3)
  • Courses for Reading Specialization
    • MED510 - Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)
    • MED511 - Children and Adolescent Literature (3)
    • MED512 - Advanced Reading in the Content Areas (3)
    • MED513 - Development & Administration of School Reading Programs (3)
    • MED520 - Advanced Psychology of Reading (3)
    • MED524 - The Reading Specialist as Literacy Coach (3)
    • MED526 - Clinical Practicum in Reading: Diagnosis and Assessment (3)
    • MED527 - Clinical Practicum in Reading: Correction and Remediation (3)

Explore Our Graduate Education Programs

Check out a full version of the Graduate Education brochure online! You can browse through the digital copy, or go to our Issuu page.

Mobile users can either browse the issue on the website or download the free app for Android or iPhone.

*Please note if you experience any difficulties viewing this with Google Chrome, please try another browser. 

Read the brochure online

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
catalog icon

2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Contact Us
Master of Education
Josh DeSantis, D.Ed., Director, Graduate Programs in Behavioral Sciences and Education
Appell Life Sciences Building, Room 356
Phone: 717.815.1939
med@ycp.edu
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions to M.Ed. office.

New to YCP? Let us help you find your path.
Toggle
Dismiss
Dismiss
Explore the information on our site that matters to you most.