SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://affordableschools.net) -- a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced the release of its newest online masters programs rankings list, featuring the 25 Most Affordable Online Master's of Reading Literacy Degrees.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa); (2) University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Kentucky); (3) Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, Michigan). The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Belhaven University (Jackson, Mississippi)
* Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota)
* Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, Tennessee)
* Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio)
* Concordia University-Nebraska (Seward, Nebraska)
* Concordia University-Wisconsin (Mequon, Wisconsin)
* East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
* Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, Arizona)
* Hamline University (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
* Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (Marion, Indiana)
* Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi)
* Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan)
* Minnesota State University-Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)
* Missouri State University-Springfield (Springfield, Missouri)
* Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa)
* Newman University (Wichita, Kansas)
* Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Oklahoma)
* Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Michigan)
* Park University (Parkville, Missouri)
* Regis University (Denver, Colorado)
* Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, Florida)
* Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas)
* Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, Michigan)
* University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
* University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Kentucky)
"It is an understatement to say that literacy, of which readings skills are a part, is an important skill for anyone, especially adults, to have, to function in society," said Raj Dash, the article's lead researcher. "Unfortunately, when children do not learn to read in early grades - particularly by third grade, according to some studies - it is often a problem that persists into adulthood, lessening life's opportunities.
"The U.S. Department of Education considers roles such as a reading specialist to be 'high-need.' Career opportunities lie at all levels, from elementary school to high school, as well as amongst adult learners who need to improve reading/ literacy skills through coaching.
"We hope that this college rankings article covering affordable online master's degrees in reading and literacy provides preliminary research for future graduate students seeking such academic programs, so that they can pursue an educator roles such as content or curriculum specialist, consultant, reading teacher, literacy coach and many others."
College rankings for this article were compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). We queried for graduate institutions that grant degrees in "Reading Teacher Education" on a distance basis, filtered out colleges that are based in U.S. protectorate nations, sorted by increasing out-of-state tuition, filtered out doctoral-only and certificate-only colleges, and filtered for active online masters degree programs. This resulted in our list of the 25 most affordable online masters programs in reading literacy. Similar topical rankings will be published at AffordableSchools (http://affordableschools.net) -- a college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs -- on a regular basis.
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