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An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Registration: (815) 744-8337   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Masters in Reading

The Professional Development Alliance has some great opportunities for an individual to enhance their professional growth in the area of reading ranging from masters degrees to certificates of graduate studies.  There are also options in delivery including online, blended, and cohort, face-to-face.  All of the programs are fully accredited, and lead to Type 10 Endorsement for Reading Specialist. The following programs will be offered here at the PDA or at a location convenient for the cohort.

Aurora University

We are pleased to offer the following programs to area educators:

  • Master of Arts in Reading Instruction for educators who wish to become Reading Specialists (this degree includes the PreK - 12 Reading Specialist Certification.
  • Reading Teacher Endorsement for educators who wish to enhance their knowledge of teaching reading at their licensed grade levels

Our local school districts and educational entities facilitate this venture by acting as the collaborating partner with Aurora University. With this office and the leadership of our partner school districts we are able to markedly reduce the cost to our colleagues in and around the area.

Classes meet one night per week during the school year - typically 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. - and two full weeks in the summers (Monday - friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Full degree programs are two years in length.

Cohorts must have a minimum enrollment in order to begin, which is determined by the number of Cohort Commitment Forms that we receive.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Bill Summers
University Cohort Partnership

2705 McDonough St. | Joliet, IL 60436