UT Tyler

UT Tyler School of Education - Graduate

Master of Education in Reading - Online Only

  • Reading Teachers
  • Reading Specialists
  • Master Reading Teachers/Literacy Coaches

M.Ed. in Reading Flyer

Now taking applications for the summer 2017 semester.

The reading program only admits students during the spring and summer terms. Please make note of this when applying for admissions into the Master of Education in Reading Program.

Invest in your future. Apply today.

  • It's Simple—Apply for admission. Enroll in classes. Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home.
  • It's Flexible—Enroll full-time or part-time. Complete your degree within two years.
  • It's Affordable—Save money. Pay lower rates than just about any program in the region. If you apply for scholarship support, our program saves you even more.  The 2015-2016 in-state tuition rate is just $6,350 for the entire program when taken over five semesters!*

Application Submission:

To be admitted to the UT Tyler Master of Education in Reading program, a prospective student must submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, GRE Scores and an online admission interview.

First:

Then:

  • For fastest processing, send all of the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at ogs@uttyler.edu. 
    • All OFFICIAL academic transcripts reflecting the reception of a bachelor's degree and any other relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework.
    • GRE scores. The GRE scores will be waived if your last 60 hours GPA is 3.25 or higher or if you have a previous master's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Copy of your teacher certification.
    • Copy of teacher service record. (Can be obtained from your district Human Resources office.)

Alternatively you can mail all documents to:

The Office of Graduate Admissions, ADM 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

Finally:

  • This program requires an admission interview. After all admissions documents have been submitted and removed from your to-do list, please schedule your Zoom admission interview using our online appointment locator.  If you schedule an interview before all documents have been submitted, the appointment will be cancelled.

Note: All applicants may be subject to a background and fingerprint check from a university-approved vendor at applicants' expense.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Possess Texas Teacher Certification (any field). Must provide evidence of certification if certification is not in the state of Texas.
  • For consideration for admission to the program, the applicant must either have an undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.25 or higher, or earn at least 5 points from the following table:

GPA

Points Awarded

GRE (Verbal)

Points Awarded

GRE (Quantitative)

Points Awarded

3.000-3.249

3

151+

3

141+

1

2.750-2.999

2

148-150

2

 

 

2.000-2.749

1

146-147

1

 

 

 

Notes:

  • In order to be considered for admission, applicants must receive at least one point from each category.
  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.250 or higher do not need to submit GRE scores.
  • If your GPA is high enough to waive the GRE requirement, you will be notified once it has been calculated.  Until then, it will remain on your to-do list.

Note: Students admitted to The Graduate School must pay a $250 admission fee to the School of Education Educator Preparation Program. This fee helps cover practicum supervision expenses. This fee is used to supplement program resources (i.e. Needed assessment materials) and practicum supervision expenses.

International Applicants: If the applicant's bachelor's degree is from a non-US institution, it must be evaluated by a service on this list. Also, a total ibt TOEFL score of 79 with a speaking subsection score of 26 or higher is necessary for admission.

Although the primary delivery format for the M.Ed. in Reading is online, when we have sufficient enrollments a face-to-face delivery format can be used to form on-campus cohorts.

Transfer of Credit/Experiences

In compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and in accordance with the policies of the UT Tyler Graduate School, transfer of graduate credit from a regionally accredited institution is limited to six (6) hours for the master’s degree. All transfer credit must have been completed with a grade of “B” or better, completed within the last seven years, and approved by the degree-granting program. Transfer credits should be evaluated and approved during the first semester. The course being transferred into a degree program should be a direct equivalent to the course within the certification/degree program. Students who have extended work experiences that cover the content of a course should work with their advisor and Director of the School to determine if those work experiences cover course content. Students should work with their advisor to have courses evaluated for transfer.

Select from three related tracks to match your career goals:

  • Master's Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate (30 Credit Hours). Must complete requirements within six calendar years.
  • Reading Specialist Certificate Only. Requires two years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.
  • Master Reading Teacher Certificate. Requires three years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.

Work with committed literacy educators and mentors.

Join a team of highly qualified, caring and dedicated literacy faculty. Together, they have the expertise, experience and disposition to work with you and to support your diverse backgrounds, experiences and disciplines.

  • Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, (Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Ohio University, 1987), Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair, Literacy Education
  • Dr. Joanna Neel, (Ed.D., Texas A & M- Commerce, 2006), Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
  • Dr. Annamary Consalvo, (Ph.D., UT Austin, 2011), Assistant Professor, Literacy Education

Learn to take on and solve important literacy challenges in your schools and communities. Put knowledge into action.

Did you know?: "At grades 4 and 8, students whose teachers hold master's degrees have scored higher than their peers whose teachers hold bachelor's degrees in every assessment since 2005." (Institute of Education Sciences, 2005-2011)

Plan of Study

Courses Required

Title

Hours

READ 5301

Language, Literacy, and Culture

3

READ 5302

Issues in Teaching of Literacy Using Children’s and Adolescent Literature

3

READ 5303

New & Emerging Media Literacies

3

READ 5304

Writing Workshop

3

EDUC 5301

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

3

READ 5305

Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents

3

READ 5306

Literacy Assessment Practicum

3

READ 5307

Literacy Instruction Practicum

3

READ 5308

Action Research for Literacy Educators

3

READ 5309

Foundations of Literacy Coaching

3

 

View the rotation of courses for the online Master of Education in Reading.

Career Opportunities

Career tracks for completing the graduate reading program include reading specialists, literacy coaches, instructional support teachers and intervention specialists.

Instructional leaders, a career that encompasses reading specialists and literacy coaches, are expected to experience career growth during the decade ending in 2018. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career growth is anticipated to be 23%, which is far higher than expected for other occupations.

"Throughout our quest to become master reading professionals at The University of Texas at Tyler, my fellow students and I have been well prepared by the most highly qualified professors in the field of literacy and education. Because of this, we are now ready to take on the challenges of being reading professionals and leading students and teachers to the best practices in literacy education and training." -Sharon Palmer, Reading Specialist, Spring 2012 Graduate.

"The Master of Education in Reading program through the University of Texas at Tyler has given me the insight and knowledge necessary to be a successful, professional literacy educator for both students and teachers alike. As a direct result of the expertise of the professors, I am prepared and have the confidence necessary to make a significant contribution in the literacy community. Thank you!" -Shelley Smith, Reading Specialist, Spring 2015 Graduate.

"I believe the Masters of Education in Reading program at The University of Texas at Tyler is vital to my future success as a literacy professional. The program classes were small, interesting and adaptive for real world classrooms. The professors were always available and happy to help. I could not have had a better experience obtaining my master's degree." -Carrie Thompson, Summer 2015 Graduate

Financial Aid

Apply for one or more financial assistance options, including Teachers in Excellence Scholarships ($200 first graduate semester), graduate assistantships, and Stafford loans.

Contact

For Program Information:

Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Program Coordinator
903.566.7177
kmokhtari@uttyler.edu

For Admission Information:

903.566.7087
SOEgraduate@uttyler.edu

To schedule your admissions interview, go to our online appointment locator.

*Tuition subject to change.

For complaints about this certification educator preparation program, please follow the policy outlined in the Certification Program's Complaint Policy.

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