Reading Specialist

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Upon completion of our 24-credit program, you will be eligible for a K-12 Reading Specialist Certification. In order to obtain certification, graduates must pass the Praxis exam. The Reading Specialist Certification program conveniently offers courses online, hybrid, on campus and during the summer months. Our program can be completed in 18 months. You will study writing theories, literacy theories, literacy assessment and intervention and will have the opportunity to work in the Duquesne University Reading Clinic. In pursuing the Reading Specialist Certificate, you will have the option to further advance in your studies through the M.S.Ed. Reading and Literacy Education program by taking 4 additional courses, which can provide additional financial aid opportunities!

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Upon completion of this 24-credit program and passing the Praxis exam, you will be eligible for a K-12 Reading Specialist Certification.



Academic Department

Instruction and Leadership in Education



Required Credit Hours


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