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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Earn your K-12 Florida Reading Certification and Reading Endorsement

Further develop your skills as an educator, become a leader in the field of literacy and earn your reading certification with a master’s in reading education. This state-approved initial teacher program will equip you with the knowledge, expertise, and qualifications needed to become a specialized literacy professional.

UCF Online’s Master of Education in Reading Education is designed to bridge science-based reading research to educational practice. The program is aligned to the International Literacy Association’s Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals (2017) with courses that examine a wide range of relevant topics for grades K-12 such as reading development, assessment, evidence-based practices for instruction and intervention for emerging, striving, and advanced diverse learners, reading trends and research, disciplinary and digital literacies, and literacy leadership and coaching.

Created for certified K-12 practicing or prospective teachers, our fully online program will enhance your professional knowledge and experiences and will prepare you for literacy leadership across sectors. Upon passing the Reading K-12 Subject Area Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), Florida graduates will earn their Florida Teacher Reading Education Certification. Out-of-state graduates will be prepared for their own respective state reading exam requirements. Get started today!

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Prepares prospective teachers for Reading K-12 Subject Area Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Developmental Reading

Explore the principles, procedures, organization, and current practices in K-12 reading programs.

Engage in classroom diagnosis and corrective teaching in reading and instructional materials.

Examine a collaboration with stakeholders to plan, implement, and supervise reading programs in K-12 settings, including data mining and professional development.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Implement strategies to ensure literacy in k-12 students.
  • Coach students and teachers in reading strategies.
  • Evaluate reading programs and student progress.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Reading Teacher
  • Educational Literacy Leader
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Intervention Specialist
  • School/School District-Based Literacy Resource Teacher
  • Reading Coach