Reading Teacher Education
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Overview
Reading teacher education is a program that prepares individuals to diagnose reading difficulties and to teach reading programs at various educational levels.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in reading teacher education at each level last year.
02K4K6K8K0-1 Year CertificateBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreePost-master's CertResearch Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all reading teacher education graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 62% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 90% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in reading teacher education earned in the last academic year, 94% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 96% of other programs.
Salary
The Census Bureau provides salary data for people with bachelor's degrees in language and drama education, which includes reading teacher education and 10 other programs.
Context: Median Salary
People with a degree in language and drama education have a median salary of $52,089.
Context: Benefit of a master's
About 55% of these bachelor's graduates also have a graduate degree, perhaps in a different field. Salaries improved by approximately 37% over those holding only the bachelor's degree for those with subsequent graduate degrees.
Employment
As with our salary data, this data applies to all who earned a bachelor's degree in language and drama education, which consists of 11 programs.
Context: Unemployment Rate
With an unemployment rate of 2.1%, this degree's majors who are in the workforce are more likely to be employed than the bachelor's graduates of 76% of other fields.
Context: Self Employed Workers
About 4% of workers who earned a bachelor's in language and drama education are self-employed.
Top careers
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Language and Drama Education (which combines 11 programs), perhaps followed by additional education in any field. There is a fun exploration of related degrees and careers under Explore Careers below.
Completions History
Salary and Employment for Majors
Understanding this data
This section's data is for bachelor's recipients of several programs including reading teacher education

This section is informed by household surveys collected for the American Community Survey (ACS). For each person in the households surveyed, we learn about their college major (if applicable), final educational attainment, age, occupation, salary, and more. Using the ACS data lets us share something about what financial and career outcomes people can expect after majoring in a particular field in college.

Within our program pages, Ididio details over 1700 programs. However, the ACS surveys only report on 170 college major degrees. There is no published crosswalk between the programs and degrees. Some of the programs we describe are mostly offered as certificates or graduate programs, and don't make sense as college majors. For the remaining programs, we created a mapping to the best-fitting ACS degree designation.

We placed reading teacher education within the ACS language and drama education degree designation, which contains a total of 11 programs.

All of the data that follows is for individuals who earned a bachelor's degree with a major in the degree language and drama education. While we compile data on those who also received graduate education, unfortunately ACS does not record the subject area for graduate degrees.

Programs included in the ACS language and drama education degree
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Latin Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Instructor
Specialized Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Employment overview
Percentage of language and drama education bachelor's graduates who are working

Does getting a bachelor's degree in language and drama education lead to a secure job? The donut chart shows the percentage language and drama education majors who are working along with a broad view of where they work. We note:

  • Self-employed workers include those working in a family-owned business.
  • Government workers can be in local, state or federal governments.

Technically, about 22.6% of language and drama education graduates are currently not working. However, only 2.1% are classified as "unemployed," while 20.5% are "not in the workforce." Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing whether people are out of the workforce for personal reasons or because they have been unable to find work for an extended period.

77%
Percentage working by type of employer
Government
Federal government
State government
Local government
Self-employed
Self Emp. Incoporated
Self Emp. Not Incorp.
Private not-for-profit
Private for-profit
total
Context: Unemployment rates

This chart lets you see whether language and drama education majors have better unemployment rates than bachelor's graduates from other fields. In the shaded box plot, the percentage of unemployed with this degree is shown in blue, along with the distribution of the percentage of unemployed graduates for each bachelor's degree field.

2.1%0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%
Salary overview
Typical salaries for language and drama education majors

How does the median (middle) salary for language and drama education majors compare to the median salaries for other majors? The chart below compares the median salaries for all bachelor's graduates by major. Here and everywhere that we discuss salary, we limit the population to those with bachelor's degrees who report working at least 35 hours a week and are aged 65 and younger.

Context: median salaries
$52,089$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000
Distribution: Salaries by Employer

Above we compared the median salaries earned across college majors. Now we'll view the full salary range for language and drama education majors. The charts below show the full distribution of salaries for this degree alone, with a look at how the type of employer might affect that salary. This salary includes all people who may also have received graduate education in this or any field. You can tease out the importance of graduate education in the last tab in the section.

$53K$55K$47K$62K$47K$33K$50K$52K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KState government (20.3% )Local government (33.5% )Private for-profit (26.2% )Federal government (1.9% )Self Emp. Incoporated (1.6% )Self Emp. Not Incorp. (1.9% )Private not-for-profit (14.6% )Overall (100%)

Note that we do not include salary data when the survey standard error is higher than 20% of the salary. Therefore, some categories may be missing or may only provide partial salary ranges. To provide salary breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, age, and other factors. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of these characteristics on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

The battle of the sexes
Gender and success for language and drama education majors

The donut chart shows the gender balance for all people with a bachelor's degree in language and drama education. In the graphs that follow, we'll explore how these percentages compare to other bachelor's holders, and we'll also investigate the impact of gender on pay.

Gender
Men (22%)
Women (78%)
Context: Gender representation

How does the gender balance change according to college major? In the chart below, we see that language and drama education has more women than most other degrees.

78%22%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Distribution: salaries by gender

The chart below shows the distribution of salaries by gender of language and drama education majors who are working 35 or more hours and are 65 or younger. If salaries are balanced for men and women, the blue and pink bars will be about the same. Many programs' graduates struggle with men's wages higher at all points of the salary distribution, including significantly higher top salaries.

$51K$56K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity

For language and drama education graduates, men generally earn 9% more than women. This is better than many: 96% of programs have graduates with higher salary inequities.

9%9%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Age and Advancement
Insights from the ages of language and drama education bachelor's-holders

The ages of people in the US with a bachelor's degree in language and drama education can give us a hint about whether this degree is in-fashion or out-of-fashion. A higher percentage of older people with a degree suggests that newer degree options have edged out this degree for recent graduates. Likewise, a higher percentage of younger people with a degree may suggest that this degree has become more popular in recent years.

Careeer Advancement

What entry-level pay should you expect in your first job, and is the mid-level pay significantly higher? Below we see salary distributions by age group for language and drama education graduates who are working 35 or more hours weekly. Is there room for advancement in careers that stem from this degree?

$61K$63K$48K$56K$61K$40K$54K$60K$31K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KSalaries by age20-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-64
05K10K15K20K25KNumber with major20-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-64

Note that we do not include salary data when the survey standard error is higher than 20% of the salary. Therefore, some categories may be missing or may only provide partial salary ranges. To provide salary breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, age, and other factors. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of these characteristics on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Need for higher degrees
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?

Can language and drama education majors earn a high salary without obtaining a graduate degree? Below, we dive into the prevalence of graduate degrees for language and drama education majors, and we explore how much a graduate degree can be expected to increase salaries. Among all reading teacher education completions reported last year, 100% were at the bachelor's level or higher, including 91% at the graduate level.

Most recent completions in reading teacher education
0-1 Year Certificate
1-2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Post-master's Cert
Professional Deg/Doct
Research Doctorate
Other Doctorate
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree

The donut shows the degree levels awarded in reading teacher education today. Now we'll use American Community Survey (ACS) data and look at all workers in the US who majored in language and drama education when in college.

We know that about 55% language and drama education majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (but we do not know the graduate field of study). The percentage of language and drama education majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 82% of other fields.

55%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: language and drama education majors' salaries by education level

We saw above that 55% earned a graduate degree after earning a bachelor's in language and drama education, but was this necessary for earning a good salary? We can see this answer in two ways. First, we can see the salary distribution for people with a bachelor's in language and drama education by their highest education attained. Remember, we only know the field for the bachelor's degree; the graduate degree can be in any field.

$59K$43K$74K$66K$0$50K$100K$150KBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreeResearch DoctorateProfessional Deg/Doct

Note that we do not include salary data when the survey standard error is higher than 20% of the salary. Therefore, some categories may be missing or may only provide partial salary ranges. To provide salary breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, age, and other factors. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of these characteristics on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Context: Percentage boost obtained with a graduate degree

The second way that we can explore the impact of higher education on salary is to compare median salaries for workers with each level of education. We measure the percentage increase over the bachelor's salary that each higher degree achieved, and contrast that with similar measurements for other fields.

Sure, we think a higher degree would almost always help salary, but are there some majors that "need" a higher degree (in either the same or a new field) more than others in order to reach their earnings potential?

37%72%52%0%50%100%150%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to Research DoctorateBachelor's to Professional Doctorate
Explore Careers
Careers for language and drama education majors
Careers for language and drama education majors

As we explained at the start of the previous section "Salary and Employment for Majors", the career data in all of these tabs is supported by the American Community Survey (ACS), which provides career information based on the broad degree language and drama education. For of the career statistics we report here, we consider all bachelor-holders in reading teacher education and 10 other programs to fall under the ACS data we aggregated for the language and drama education degree.

Here we look at ACS survey respondents across the US with a bachelor's degree in language and drama education, and we see their top careers. You can explore the salary distributions for all people in those careers, as well as the typical education help by workers in that job. If you see ** before the job name, that tells you that the Department of Education recommends this job for people with a degree in reading teacher education. We did not find always find a strong correlation between that advice and where people were working.

Career
Select any column header to sort by that column, and select any row to explore that career.
Salary
Salary distribution 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Percentage with degree who are in job
**Elementary and middle school teachers
$0$200K$51K
35.5%
**Secondary school teachers
$0$200K$53K
14.8%
Education administrators
$0$200K$68K
4.6%
**Postsecondary teachers
$0$200K$62K
4.0%
Counselors
$0$200K$44K
2.1%
Managers (specialized areas)
$0$200K$72K
1.9%
Secretaries and administrative assistants
$0$200K$36K
1.6%
Special Education Teachers
$0$200K$49K
1.3%
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
$0$200K$43K
1.2%
Librarians
$0$200K$51K
1.1%
Preschool and kindergarten teachers
$0$200K$25K
0.9%
Teacher assistants
$0$200K$21K
0.9%
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
$0$200K$39K
0.8%
Accountants and auditors
$0$200K$60K
0.7%
Chief executives and legislators
$0$200K$96K
0.7%
Customer service representatives
$0$200K$32K
0.7%
Registered nurses
$0$200K$63K
0.6%
Social workers
$0$200K$43K
0.6%
Education, training, and library workers (specialized areas)
$0$200K$53K
0.6%
Clergy
$0$200K$46K
0.6%
Other routes to the top ten careers
Other majors that are hired by the top ten language and drama education careers

Take a minute with this sankey diagram, and use your mouse/touch to explore. You can follow the top ten jobs held by language and drama education graduates, and then, in turn, you can see the largest 10 degrees hired by each of those careers. We hope this gives you a glimpse at where you can most realistically hope to get a job with this degree, but also see alternatives for the same employment options. It's worth noting that for many degrees, the top ten jobs don't account for even half of the graduates. The data warns us / encourages us that a degree is only one piece of the puzzle that determines where we land.

This Degree
Top 10 careers
Top 10 degrees hired
Elementary EducationGeneral EducationSpecial Needs EducationEnglish Language and LiteraturePsychologyEarly Childhood EducationArt and Music EducationLanguage and Drama EducationHistoryLiberal ArtsSecondary Teacher EducationMathematicsPhysical and Health Education TeachingBiologyBusiness Management and AdministrationGeneral BusinessCommunicationsPolitical Science and GovernmentNursingChemistryPhysicsSocial WorkSociologyCounseling PsychologyCriminal Justice and Fire ProtectionMarketingAccountingElectrical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringEconomicsFinanceMusicLibrary ScienceElementary and middleschool teachersSecondary school teachersEducation administratorsPostsecondary teachersCounselorsSecretaries andadministrative assistantsManagers (specializedareas)Special Education TeachersTeachers and instructors(specialized areas)LibrariansAll others
Jobs that choose language and drama education majors
What careers hire language and drama education majors as one of their top 10?

What jobs are especially seeking you out? The previous section let you explore the top ten jobs for people who earn bachelor's degrees in this field. Now we turn the tables a bit. What jobs have language and drama education as one of the top ten majors they hire? Take this with a grain of salt, though, since some majors have more than 100,000 annual graduates and others have only a few thousand. Maybe employers would hire more of certain low-number majors if they could be found. In the bottom Sankey box, we show you the proportion of language and drama education majors that are accounted for by the top 10 jobs -- there are a myriad of other options for most majors.

Careers where this degree is a top 10 hire
Degrees
Secondary school teachersElementary and middle school teachersAll other careersLanguage and DramaEducationAll other degrees
Where can I complete this program?
What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer reading teacher education degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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of
334 schools offer this program (all levels) in the selected area.
School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Adelphi University
NY
4,889
21.3
$27,925
77%
69%
Alfred University
NY
1,877
17.0
$21,566
83%
63%
Alverno College
WI
1,211
17.7
$18,028
62%
51%
American International College
MA
1,238
39.2
$19,800
60%
54%
Appalachian State University
NC
16,840
18.8
$10,473
82%
71%
Arcadia University
PA
2,522
23.1
$27,567
80%
63%
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
AR
8,936
24.2
$13,420
55%
47%
Armstrong State University
GA
5,510
21.7
$12,404
66%
36%
Asbury University
KY
1,434
16.7
$22,500
86%
62%
Aurora University
IL
3,665
37.6
$17,848
76%
64%
Austin Peay State University
TN
7,622
22.1
$13,045
56%
38%
Baldwin Wallace University
OH
3,331
17.1
$23,990
81%
69%
Ball State University
IN
16,276
19.4
$13,535
75%
61%
Barry University
FL
3,311
22.1
$21,547
59%
56%
Belhaven University
MS
2,195
39.4
$17,783
57%
34%
Benedictine University
IL
3,180
34.7
$24,039
74%
65%
Bethel University
MN
2,944
17.9
$28,706
92%
73%
Binghamton University
NY
14,441
23.4
$16,775
83%
82%
Black Hills State University
SD
2,736
25.1
$14,807
75%
40%
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
PA
8,608
21.9
$16,501
80%
64%
Graduate program details
Explore reading teacher education graduate program details

Many schools provide information to Peterson's about their graduate programs, and Ididio has licensed that data to share with you. The data is reported by program name and subject, and we have worked to match that data with the standard "CIP" titles that are the basis of these program pages. Please be aware that only a subset of all possible graduate programs share the details about financial support and admissions numbers with Peterson's. To see a complete list of schools who have graduated students with this degree, the previous section is much more reliable; however, this is a great place to look for a hint of schools that may offer financial support. You can see more details about each school's graduate programs in the Programs Offered section within that school's Ididio page.

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Program
State
Total applicants
Percentage Admitted
Application Fee
Grad students with aid
Adelphi University
Program in Literacy (Master of Science)
NY
14
71%
$50
Barry University
Program in Reading (Master of Science, Specialist in Education)
FL
$30
Benedictine University
Program in Science Content and Process (Master of Science)
IL
0
$40
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Program in Reading (Master of Education)
PA
21
90%
$35
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Program in Middle Level Education Grades 4-8 (Master of Education)
PA
3
67%
$35
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Program in Business Education (Master of Education)
PA
12
58%
$35
Blue Mountain College
Program in Literacy/Reading (K-12) (Master of Education)
MS
3
33%
Boston College
Program in Reading and Literacy (Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Certificate of Advanced Educational Specialization)
MA
22
82%
$65
Bowie State University
Program in Reading Education (Master of Education)
MD
$40
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
Program in Reading (Master of Education, Specialist in Education)
OH
$30
Bridgewater State University
Program in Reading (Master of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies)
MA
$50
CUNY City College
Program in Language and Literacy (Master of Arts)
NY
$125
CUNY Lehman College
Program in Literacy Studies (Master of Science in Education)
NY
$50
California University of Pennsylvania
Program in Reading Specialist (Master of Education)
PA
$25
Chestnut Hill College
Program in Reading (Master of Education)
PA
1
100%
$55
Chicago State University
Program in Reading (Master of Science in Education)
IL
$25
Explore similar programs

Reading Teacher Education is part of a larger collection of programs: Teacher training by Discipline. Is there a different program that's close to Reading Teacher Education that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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