**This program is currently on a one-year hiatus for the 2023-24 school year and is not accepting new candidates. The program is undergoing an exciting reimagining process and will relaunch in fall 2024. Please consider joining the program at that time. For questions, contact our admissions team at email@example.com**
Are you a current teacher who wants to better support all readers in your classroom?
The School of Education offers preparation that leads to certification as a Reading Specialist (K-12) from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
At Pitt, you can earn a standalone Reading Specialist Certificate (24 credits) or combine it with a Master of Education in Reading Education for an additional six credits (30 credits total).
We provide candidates with opportunities to build specialized knowledge, engage in principled practice in supervised settings, and prepare for leadership roles in schools and school districts.
Coursework is completed in a blended format of on-campus and online study that is ideal for working professionals.