Reading education at KU is an area of emphasis within the Curriculum and Instruction graduate program. The reading education focus in the graduate program (master's and doctoral degree options) is designed for individuals interested in studying reading research, instruction and assessment with and without pursuing state licensure as a reading specialist. Teachers who choose to focus their graduate studies in reading will be better prepared to provide excellent instruction to students in the classroom and in intervention/remediation settings (e.g. Title I Reading). Those who choose to pursue the state license as a reading specialist will receive instruction in classroom and intervention/remediation settings as well as in leadership and professional development in reading at the school and district levels.