Master of Education—Reading
Reading Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Pamela Hollander
The Master of Education in Reading degree allows candidates to progress through the program by completing a series of courses that build knowledge and application in general educational areas and in topics related to the knowledge standards for reading specialist licensure, progressively leading to more advanced and specialized reading courses. Students are advised to meet with the Reading graduate coordinator before beginning their program. Two other courses also required by other M.Ed. programs, ED-920 and CD-910, are required courses for the reading program because they provide important information regarding at-risk-student populations.
As students progress through the program, they enroll in courses requiring prerequisites and leading to more advanced knowledge. Although most courses involve a strong application orientation, each course also develops a sound research, theoretical foundation upon which to base practice. Courses within the program build knowledge and competence in language development, reading theory and instruction, and meeting the needs of all learners. A completed research project and a program portfolio are the capstone performance indicators of the program. The portfolio documents completion of the program and state requirements for Reading Specialist licensure.
- A teaching license at the Initial or Professional level.
- A foundation course in reading, taken as an undergraduate or graduate, or significant experience in teaching reading.
- A course in human, child, or adolescent development at the undergraduate or graduate level.
- For candidates who obtained licensure prior to the MTEL requirement, a passing score on the Communication and Literacy test.
Course of Study
Master of Education in Reading
Total 34 credits without reading specialist licensure
Total 43 credits with reading specialist licensure
The program consists of the following courses:
|Core requirements||(10 credits)|
|ED-981||Advanced Foundations of Education||3|
|ED-982||Research in Education||3|
|ED-983||Theory and Research in Reading||3|
|ED-984||Reading Portfolio (to be taken last)||1|
|or ED-992||Portfolio Evaluation|
|Reading Content Courses||(21 credits)|
|ED-911||Advanced Foundations of Literacy||3|
|ED-918||Reading As Language: Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners||3|
|ED-979||Technology and Literacy in the Classroom||3|
|ED-914||Teaching and Learning Literacy Across Multiple Disciplines||3|
|ER-903||Teaching Writing to Striving Readers||3|
|EE-915||Detection and Remediation of Early Reading Difficulties||3|
|ED-917||Diagnosis, Analysis, and Remediation of Reading Difficulties in the Middle and Upper Grades||3|
|One elective chosen with consent of the program coordinator||3|
|Requirements for Licensure Option||(9 credits)|
|Candidates must pass the Reading Specialist MTEL before registering for the 150 hour practicum.|
|ED-915||Leadership in Literacy: Consultation, Administration and Supervision||3|