M.Ed. in Reading

Volunteer alumna reads to students from the Child Development Center.

“I applied to four Virginia colleges as an undergrad ... When I visited the other schools, I noticed that everyone there looked the same. Meanwhile, VCU SOE and Richmond Public Schools had the diversity that I was looking for.”

- Anna Martinez, M.Ed. ’21

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The M.Ed. in Reading has two concentrations, Reading Specialist and TESOL, for professionals passionate about reading, literacy, and the importance of responsive reading interventions that support lifelong learning success for all learners.

Program core courses are offered fully online, providing a flexible learning experience for part-time and full-time students who may be balancing life, work and school. The program integrates hands-on and research-driven concepts into the curriculum with a focus on applied knowledge that you can use immediately.

Core curriculum highlights:

  • Child and adolescent growth and development
  • Adult development
  • Learning and motivation in education
  • Advanced educational psychology

Each of our concentrations provide specialized content for different career paths in reading.



How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Spring, summer or fall
Application deadline: Feb. 1 for fall and summer admission; Oct. 1 for spring admission. 

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE Fall: June 1 for all Reading programs (Certificate and Master's)

Resources and Checklists

Application checklist [PDF]

Program Concentrations

The School of Education (SOE) degree programs that lead to professional licensure are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The SOE has determined that the curriculum includes applicable educational prerequisites for the following professional licensure(s) and/or certification(s) as outlined on this page of our website.

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Brandon Norris, Recruitment And Enrollment Counselor