Programs for educators who want to teach reading using highly effective, research-based methods.

reading science

Program Highlights

  • Designed for the working professional, the Mount’s Reading Science programs are convenient to an educators’s schedule and available fully online.
  • All four options require the same core courses. Students can complete the Ohio reading endorsement in less than one year, then choose to continue studies to earn the dyslexia certificate and/or master’s degree.
  • The Mount’s programs use a scientifically-based reading research model. Coursework includes an Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy Practicum. Through our programs students learn instructional approaches to teach reading, writing and spelling using an explicit, sequential, structured language approach.

Three Admissions Windows Each Year

May Cohort – Classes start in early May
The application window opens on August. 1st with a Dec. 1st Deadline
- Interviews conducted in January
- Notified by Feb. 10

August Cohort - Classes start end of August
The application window opens on Dec. 1st with an April 1st Deadline
- Interviews conducted in April
- Notified by May 1st

January Cohort classes start early January (Single Cohort) orientation in Dec.
The application window opens on April 1st with an August 1st Deadline
- Interviews conducted in September
- Notified by Oct. 1st

Click below for an in-depth look at Reading Science at the Mount :

 Information Session Handout


Program Faculty

Elizabeth Corbo

Ed. D. Reading Science Program Director and Assistant Professor

Jennifer Keelor

Ph. D. Assistant Professor

Jan Maltinsky

M. Ed. Clinical Director Reading Science Program

Amy Murdoch

Ph. D. Assistant Dean of the Reading Science Program

Jamey Peavler

M. A. Instructor

Stephanie Stollar

Ph. D. Assistant Professor
Licensure Disclaimer for Non-Ohio Residents
Mount St. Joseph University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). It is important to note that NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure. Mount St. Joseph University cannot know nor guarantee whether our coursework will meet requirements for professional licensure, endorsements, or license renewal in states outside of Ohio. If you are planning on using our coursework towards a license or credential in your state, we recommend that you consult with the appropriate licensing agency or board in the state for which you seek to obtain the license or credential prior to beginning our program.

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Program curriculum is based on National Reading Panel report recommendations. Coursework includes Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading. 

All reading science programs require a core set of courses (15 credit hours) that address current research and best practices in teaching reading and literacy.

For additional information, please contact:
Elizabeth Corbo
Reading Science Program Director