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.

Admission requirements include GPA and either the Graduate Record Examination or a Professional Biography. The Reading PK-12 program also requires teacher certification.

The Reading PK-12 Program provides educators with the knowledge to identify students who are struggling with reading and literacy. It also provides educators with the knowledge, methods, strategies, and skills to facilitate instructional intervention for students in reading and literacy. The Reading Program satisfies the academic requirements for professional certification and an additional endorsement in reading. The current reading endorsement track is PK-12.

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination and completion of the College of Education Survey of Desired Outcomes are required of all degree-seeking students prior to graduation.

Contact your adviser at least one semester in advance of your planned graduation. Additionally, you must apply for graduation by the graduation application deadline 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 the comprehensive exams and the exit survey during the semester of graduation or program completion.

Department Core Courses
Research Course
TE 800Education Research3
TE 803Philosophy of Education3
TE 804Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education3
TE 805POverview of Assistive Technology3
or TE 886P Digital Technology for Educators
Literacy Specialization
TE 816BPracticum: Reading3
TE 845Contemporary Theory & Practice in Reading3
TE 846Literacy, Assessment, and Instructional Intervention3
TE 854Reading in the Content Areas3
TE 897Seminar in Reading3
TE 853CImprovement of Instruction in Elementary School Language Arts3
or ENG 871P Language and Composition in the Secondary School
Select one of the following:3
Children's Literature
Literature for Adolescents
Children's Adolescent Lit
Select 3 credit hours from the suggested list or another course with the consent of your 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