Reading PK-12, MA Ed

Master of Arts in Education Degree in Reading PK to 12

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $444.00

Program Overview

The online Master of Arts in Education in Reading PK-12 program is designed for educators who are interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and methodology to diagnose and facilitate instructional strategies to promote literacy growth in PK-12 students. 

Students gain: 

  • Focused knowledge, skills and strategies to promote literacy learning.
  • Preparation for professional certification with a Reading PK-12 endorsement in the state of Nebraska.
  • An opportunity to network with other colleagues throughout the nation who have similar career goals.

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for high school and middle school teachers is growing at about an 8% rate which is about average. The job outlook for kindergarten and elementary school teachers is growing at about 7% which is also about average. Teachers working with students in PK-12 can choose to work in either a public or private school and typically have summers off like their students.

This program is designed for: 

  • Classroom teachers
  • Resource teachers
  • Readings specialists
  • School administrators

Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

    Degree in education

  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    Standard teaching certificate

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. A professional biography

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Literacy Specialization (21 hours required) Take one course from: ENG 847P, 848P or 849 (must be at the graduate level) Take one course from: ENG 871P or TE 853C Select three hours elective credit in coordination with your adviser.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Linda Lilienthal, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

Linda Lilienthal has taught students of various ages for over 45 years. As an instructor, she brings her rich experience to her students who are passionate about teaching. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Clark Family Memorial Scholarship in 2002 and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarship in the summer of 2000. In addition to this, she has had numerous presentations across the country on different teaching topics.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 11
  • Spring SemesterNov 11
  • Summer SessionsApr 11