What can I do with this program after I graduate?

  • Graduates who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply for a Masters/Advanced competencies “M” license in K-12 reading education.

The M.Ed. in Reading Education program is 30 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The program is designed as a cohort model.  Students can complete the degree within two years/five semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring).

Phase I: Foundations of Reading and Technology (9 hrs)

  • READ 6100: Current Issues and Practices in Literacy Education
  • READ 6252: K-12 Writing Development and Instruction
  • RSCH 6101: Research Methods

Phase II: Expanding Content and Pedagogical Knowledge (9 hrs)
Candidates must have completed Phase I

  • READ 6250: Emergent and Elementary Literacy
  • READ 6300: Global Literacy in a Multicultural World: Genre Study
  • READ 6255: Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing

Phase III: Developmentally Appropriate Assessment and Instruction (9 hrs)

  • EDUC 6254: Individualizing Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • READ 6204: Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
  • READ 6260: Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction in Reading

Phase IV: Leadership in Literacy Education (3 hrs)

  • READ 6474 Collaborative Leadership in Literacy Education

Clinical Field Experiences

  • Students in the M.Ed. in Reading Education program participate in clinical field experiences that require them to apply coursework in classroom settings, analyze P-12 student learning, and reflect on their practice in the context of theories on teaching and learning. Students deepen their understanding of the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions that foster student learning. These experiences broaden  their ability to help all students learn, including children with exceptionalities and students from diverse ethnic/racial, linguistic, gender, and socioeconomic groups. These structured field experiences can take  place in multiple settings such as neighboring schools or districts, day care centers and after- school programs, alternate youth centers, or in the schools and classrooms in which the student works.