Master of Arts in Reading Education

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

36 to 39 semester credit hours, including 6 semester credit hours for thesis (M.A.), or 3 seminar hours in literacy research culminating in an electronic professional portfolio (M.Ed.).

Major

27-30 semester credit hours
Children’s literature:  3 semester credit hours
Focus area:  6 semester credit hours, subject to advisor’s approval

Final Examination

Oral defense, covering the thesis or professional portfolio.

No grade below a ‘B’ is accepted toward the master’s degree.

Master of Arts in Reading Program of Study (39 semester credit hours)

Blended Option-Campus Emphasis

Spring 1 (3 SCH)
Required Orientation
Students decide semester with advisor
READ 5423Literacy: Practice to Theory3
Summer 1 (6 SCH)
READ 5443Literacy: Assessment and Instruction3
READ 5453Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts3
Fall 1 (3 SCH)
READ 5513Literacy and the Diverse Learner3
Spring 2 (3 SCH)
Self-scheduled required Mid-Program conference with advisor
READ 5503Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning3
Summer 2 (6 SCH)
READ 5463Practicum in Literacy: Analysis of Teaching and Mentoring3
READ 5493Research in Literacy: Responsive Action in Schools3
Fall 2 (3 SCH)
READ 5523Supervision and the Teaching of Reading3
Spring 3 (3 SCH)
Self-scheduled required conference with advisor
READ 5983Thesis3
Summer 3
Other Courses: Students decide semester with advisor (12 SCH)
READ 5993Thesis3
LS 5603Literature for Children and Young Adults3
Two Focus Area Courses (Must be approved by advisor)6
Total Semester Credit Hours39

Blended Option-Online Emphasis

Fall 1 (3 SCH)
Required Orientation Saturday in August
READ 5423Literacy: Practice to Theory3
Spring 1 (3 SCH)
READ 5443Literacy: Assessment and Instruction3
Summer 1 (6 SCH)
READ 5513Literacy and the Diverse Learner3
READ 5503Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning3
Fall 2 (3 SCH)
Required mid-program conference with advisor
READ 5453Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts3
Spring 2 (3 SCH)
READ 5493Research in Literacy: Responsive Action in Schools3
Summer 2 (6 SCH)
READ 5523Supervision and the Teaching of Reading3
READ 5963Seminar in Literacy Research3
Fall 3 (3 SCH)
READ 5983Thesis3
Spring 3 (3 SCH)
READ 5993Thesis3
Other Courses: Students decide semester with advisor (9 SCH)
Two Focus Area Courses (Must be approved by advisor)6
1 Children's Literature Course3
Total Semester Credit Hours39