Master of Arts in Reading Education
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.).
27-30 semester credit hours
Children’s literature: 3 semester credit hours
Focus area: 6 semester credit hours, subject to advisor’s approval
The capstone experience is a professional digital 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)
All courses are delivered in a blended format.
|Required Orientation Saturday in August|
|READ 5423||Literacy: Practice to Theory||3|
|READ 5443||Literacy: Assessment and Instruction||3|
|READ 5513||Literacy and the Diverse Learner||3|
|READ 5503||Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning||3|
|Required mid-program conference with advisor|
|READ 5453||Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts||3|
|READ 5463||Practicum in Literacy: Analysis of Teaching and Mentoring||3|
|READ 5493||Research in Literacy: Responsive Action in Schools||3|
|READ 5523||Supervision and the Teaching of Reading||3|
|READ 5963||Seminar in Literacy Research||3|
|Other Courses: Students decide semester with advisor|
|Two Focus Area Courses (Must be approved by advisor)||6|
|1 Children's Literature Course||3|
|MA requires additional 3 hours of Thesis||3|