The VCU School of Education in the Department of Teaching and learning have created an online version of their reading program, both the M.Ed. in Reading and the Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialists degrees.  For licensed teachers with three years of teaching experience, both degrees lead to the endorsement as a Reading Specialist K-12 in Virginia.  You can learn more at this link:

They are recruiting to begin a cohort in August 2017 with TEDU 561: Reading Foundations for all Reading candidates and EDUS 607: Advanced Educational Psychology for M.Ed. in Reading candidates only. They are also offering an elective, TEDU 526: Word Study, in the summer, starting on May 22.

Candidates may apply to graduate school this spring for Summer or Fall 2017 admission, but must apply before finishing 6 credit hours in the program. Go to this link for information on applying to graduate school at VCU:

For more information contact Dr. Valerie Robnolt, Reading program chair, at or 804-827-2649 with any questions.