Master of Arts in Reading Education

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

39 semester credit hours, including 6 semester credit hours for thesis.

All courses are delivered in a blended format.

Fall 1
Required Orientation Saturday in August
READ 5423Literacy: Practice to Theory3
Spring 1
READ 5443Literacy: Assessment and Instruction3
Summer 1
READ 5513Literacy and the Diverse Learner3
READ 5503Phonological and Orthographic Language Systems in Literacy Learning3
Fall 2
READ 5343Bridging Multimodal Composing and Children's/Young Adult Literature3
READ 5453Processes and Strategies for Comprehending Texts3
Spring 2
READ 5463Practicum in Literacy: Analysis of Teaching and Mentoring3
Summer 2
READ 5493Research in Literacy: Responsive Action in Schools3
READ 5523Supervision and the Teaching of Reading3
Other Courses: Students decide semester with advisor
Two Focus Area Courses (Must be approved by advisor)6
MA requires additional 6 hours of Thesis6
Total SCHs39


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

Final Examination

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.