University of Missouri-Kansas City

Reading Intervention

Quick Facts


Graduate certificate

Delivery Mode

100% Online

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost



2 courses per semester


1 year

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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You’re passionate about teaching and giving students the most effective reading instruction. You know reading doesn’t come naturally to everyone and you want to provide better support to your students whether they’re in preschool, K–12 or adult learners. The power of reading intervention can unlock possibilities in your career while enhancing student literacy learning and reading achievement. Make a bigger impact in your career while positively influencing students for a lifetime. Join a 100% online graduate certificate program in reading intervention from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This program is intended for nondegree-seeking students or students already pursuing a degree program. 

Further develop your expertise with course work in effective, evidence-based strategies, programs and policies. You will learn major theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations of literacy and language education for professional and community contexts. Gain insights through research on diversity, literacy and equity and become an advocate for inclusive and affirming learning environments. You will also advance existing skills cultivating literacy-rich learning environments and meeting the developmental needs of all learners.

Earn a certificate in just one year. Enter an affordable graduate program today.

A professor teaching a young adult student how to read.

Career Prospects

Potential career paths include:

  • Reading specialists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Reading/literacy/language arts teachers
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) teachers
  • Reading clinicians and diagnosticians
  • Developmental reading and writing instructors
  • Early childhood, adult and community educators

Median salary (elementary teachers)

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in one year.

Course work includes:

  • Seminar in dyslexia and related learning differences
  • Literacy instruction for K–12 English language learners
  • Organizing and guiding the reading program
  • Early literacy and language development
  • Teaching reading improvement: Secondary, college and adult levels
  • Language and literacy across the disciplines
  • Advanced literacy assessment and evaluation


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

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