The hybrid Master of Arts in Reading Education degree at Appalachian

Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts in Reading Education offered through Distance Education will help you improve reading comprehension in your K-12 classroom, putting your students on a path to academic achievement.

In this program, you will learn to strengthen and polish instructional skills for the teaching of reading. Learn to help your students overcome reading and writing difficulties and become lifelong learners.

Completion of this concentration leads to Advanced Master's teaching certification.

Unlock the next step in your career and transform the lives of your students with Distance Education at Appalachian.

Department of Reading Education and Special Education

Degree details

Program format

  • Most courses are face-to-face with evening meeting times
  • For hybrid courses, there will be at least one pre-arranged face-to-face meeting
  • For the hybrid or online courses, synchronous class meetings may be required as well as asynchronous coursework.

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • GRE or MAT test scores no older than five years


County Location Semester Start Application Deadline


Forsyth Technical Community College

Fall 2017



ASU Center at Hickory

Fall 2017


Out of State Licensure

Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.