Hello, I have recently graduated with a degree in Secondary Ed-English. I'm in the process of searching for jobs, but it is quite hard to find a job right now. This dilemma has sparked my interested in a Reading Specialist degree; however, I do not know much about the degree. Please, share any information you know about the field/degree! I also have a few questions. 1. Aside from a Master's, are there any other qualifications I need? 2. I have already student taught in a High School. Will I have to student teach as a reading specialist as well? 3. Professors have always told me (and my classmates) that it is best to pursue a Master's once we have a job. Is this this same mindset when become a Reading Specialist? Should I try to find a job teaching? And work on my Master's on the side? Or is it beneficial to begin my Master's degree right away (and without a job). Thanks for the help!