The Masters of Arts in Reading Education degree includes required master's coursework with a thesis as the capstone experience. Optional to this degree, upon completion of the coursework, graduate students may take the Texas All-Level (K-12) Reading Specialist Certification exam. If this optional certification is pursued, the TWU EPP Graduate Professional Certification Application must be completed prior to beginning the coursework.
- Reading Specialist certification requires two years of teaching experience.
- With the successful completion of M.Ed. coursework, the Department of Literacy and Learning will recommend applicants to take the Texas K-12 Reading Specialist exam.
Students holding a master's degree may take 18 hours of core coursework to be recommended for the Reading Specialist certificate.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Evaluate theories and research about the processes and practices of literacy instruction.
- Apply knowledge of a variety of instructional approaches, including technology, to create an environment that supports literacy learning.
- Apply understandings of how diversity affects and enriches the literacy development of students.
- Apply leadership skills that support communication and collaboration around issues related to literacy learning with the school, parents, and community.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
33 semester credit hours (SCH), including 6 SCH for thesis.
All courses are delivered in a blended format.
|Required Orientation Saturday in August|
|READ 5423||Literacy: Practice to Theory||3|
|READ 5503||Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning||3|
|READ 5443||Literacy: Assessment and Instruction||3|
|READ 5453||Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts||3|
|READ 5513||Literacy and the Diverse Learner||3|
|READ 5343||Bridging Multimodal Composing and Children's/Young Adult Literature||3|
|READ 5493||Research in Literacy: Responsive Action in Schools||3|
|READ 5463||Practicum in Literacy: Analysis of Teaching and Mentoring||3|
|READ 5523||Supervision and the Teaching of Reading||3|
The capstone experience is a thesis completed under the direction of your advisor.
No grade below a B is accepted toward the master’s degree.