Master of Education in Reading


We invite applications from students with a bachelor's degree and a solid academic background. Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year. You may begin the program in the summer, fall, or spring term.

To apply for official acceptance as a degree-seeking student, submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Services:

  • The graduate application form
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university to

Graduate Services, of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

  • Students who will be pursuing the reading endorsement only, and not the M.Ed. degree, need to apply for admission as a non-degree student. Official transcripts will be required for the endorsement.

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials, and you will be notified of your status as soon as possible. The Admission Committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores, and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

For further information about the M.Ed. in reading, including an application, please complete the web inquiry form. Questions regarding the application process may be e-mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Services at To contact Dr. Delane Bender-Slack, Director of Reading/TESOL, call 513 745-3797. Dr. Bender-Slack may be reached by e-mail at