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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

M.S. Reading

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Reading education works best when it holds to high international standards.

It works best when it honors diversity.

Earn your master's degree in reading from Minnesota State Mankato, and practice reading education the way it works best.

If you're a teacher or administrator interested in the latest evidence-based findings in reading instruction for K-12 students, then our program is for you. Our knowledgeable and committed professors teach cutting-edge theory and practice, so students are prepared to plan, implement, and assess effective classroom, building, and district-wide reading programs in ways that make measurable differences for K-12 students.

Our program goes beyond what you'll find at other universities - we focus on the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers, the need for Response to Intervention, and content area reading. While you work toward your master's degree, you fulfill some of the requirements for coursework for Minnesota K-12 reading licensure.

You'll find the program flexible enough to accommodate your schedule, whether you're currently working as a teacher or in another field. Courses are offered online.

At Minnesota State Mankato, you'll find unique course content in the following areas:

  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Literacy for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Content area reading instruction
  • Strong emphasis in the link between assessment and instruction
  • Leadership in reading