Reading PK-12, Master of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

Program Information and Admission Requirements

The Reading PK-12 program requires four core classes covering the areas of research, democracy, diversity, and technology in accordance with the renewed focus of the College of Education. The program is 36 credit hours; however, additional credit hours may be needed for state certification in some endorsement areas.

Admission requirements include GPA and either the Graduate Record Examination or a Professional Biography.

The Reading program satisfies the academic requirements for professional certification and an additional endorsement in reading. The current endorsement track includes PK-12.

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination/project is required of all degree-seeking students prior to graduation. There are three parts:

  1. Program examination/project
  2. Departmental examination, and
  3. College of Education survey of Desired Outcomes.

Contact your adviser at least one semester in advance of your planned graduation. Additionally, you must apply for graduation in the first few weeks of the semester in which you intend to graduate even if you will not attend.

This program is offered online only.

All students are required to complete an exit survey during the semester of graduation or program completion.

Department Core Courses
Research Course
TE 800Education Research3
Democracy
TE 803Philosophy of Education3
Diversity
TE 804Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education3
Technology
TE 805POverview of Assistive Technology3
or TE 886P Technology Tools for Teachers
Literacy Specialization
TE 816BPracticum: Reading3
TE 845Contemporary Theory & Practice in Reading3
TE 846Diagnosis/Correction of Reading Difficulties3
TE 854Reading in the Content Areas3
TE 897Seminar in Reading3
Select one of the following: 13
Children's Literature
Literature for Adolescents
Children's Adolescent Lit
ENG 871PLanguage and Composition in the Secondary School3
or TE 853C Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Language Arts
Electives
Select 3 credit hours from the suggested list or with consent of advisor:3
Descriptive Linguistics
Creative Writing for Public School Teachers
Directed Readings
Assessment of Young Children: Birth to Five
Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Total Credit Hours36
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