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

Why Pursue This Program

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.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.