Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Education and Technology > Department of Advanced Educational Programs > Reading Specialist > Program At A Glance
To earn the Master of Science in Education with the Reading Specialist emphasis, you must complete a total of 36 credit hours. In addition to the core courses listed below, you will take all the courses required for an endorsement.
Applicants for a reading
specialist endorsement must hold a currently valid professional teaching
license and complete the following graduate courses, with a minimum 3.25
cumulative GPA in graduate coursework.
In order to meet Kansas State Department of Education
licensure guidelines, Reading Specialist students must have two years of recent
classroom teaching experience (within six years), complete a Master’s degree
before applying for a conditional school specialist license, and pass the ETS Praxis II Reading Specialist Test.