Master of Education/Master of Arts in Reading

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36

The School of Education offers the Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees in reading. The School also offers the Master Reading Teacher and the Reading Specialist Certification programs. The program addresses establishing, maintaining, and evaluating reading programs on a building level or system-wide basis.

Certification

The Reading Specialist (EC-12) certificate is available at the graduate level. This certification program requires two years of classroom teaching experience, a master's degree, the completion of an appropriate course sequence, and the required TExES examination. Applicants for the Standard Reading Specialist Certificate must meet the same requirements as those for graduate degree programs in reading.

The Master Reading Teacher Certificate also is available at the graduate level. This certification program requires three years of classroom teaching experience, a valid Texas teaching certificate, the completion of an appropriate course sequence, and the required TExMaT examination. Applicants for the Standard Master Reading Teacher Certificate must meet the same requirements as those for graduate degree programs in reading.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program in reading education, the individual must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Complete the Graduate Admissions Application form and submit it to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions attended.
  4. If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Admission is determined based on:

  1. undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and
  2. one or more of the following: a) the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, b) socioeconomic background, c) first generation college graduate, d) multilingual proficiency, e) geographic region of residence, and f) level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Master of Arts in Reading

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36

Foundations Area:

6

EDUC 5301: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

READ 5369: Reading Writing Workshop I--Elementary

Reading Area:

21

READ 5360: Advanced Developmental Reading Seminar

READ 5362: Reading Diagnosis

READ 5363: Remedial and Corrective Reading, K-Adult

READ 5364: Reading Research Seminar

READ 5365: Literacy and Cognitive Coaching Practicum

READ 5368: Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs

READ 5388: Content Literacy in the Secondary School

Support Area:

3

READ 5367: Reading Writing Workshop II--Secondary

Thesis:

6

READ 5395: Thesis

READ 5396: Thesis

Master of Education in Reading

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36

Foundation Area:

6

EDSP 5350: Overview of Special Education

EDUC 5356: Education that is Multicultural

Reading Area:

21

READ 5360: Advanced Developmental Reading Seminar

READ 5362: Reading Diagnosis

READ 5363: Remedial and Corrective Reading (K-Adult)

READ 5364: Reading Research Seminar

READ 5365: Literacy and Cognitive Coaching Practicum

READ 5368: Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs

READ 5388: Content Literacy in the Secondary School

Support Area:

9

Option 1: Electives

Nine hours of graduate level courses approved by the student's advisor

Option 2: Reading Specialist Certification

ENGL 5380: Advanced Grammar and Linguistic

READ 5369: Reading Writing Workshop I - Elementary

READ 5367: Reading Writing Workshop II - Secondary