UMass Lowell's online Education Specialist in Reading and Language program is designed to meet the needs of experienced educators who already hold a master's in education in a field other than reading and language, and who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in order to be successful in teaching and assessing issues related to students' reading. This program does not lead to licensure.

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Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Degree Application Fee $50
Total for Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410+ $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Admission to a degree program at the Educational Specialist level requires a master's degree in education from an accredited college or university or a master's degree in a closely related field of study, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Additionally, applicants should have at least five years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting. 

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 to determine eligibility.