Reading MEd Degree
Department of Education
Dr. Gina Doepker
Delivery Method: 100% online
Tracks: Master's Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate and UT Tyler Literacy Coaching Certificate (36 Credit Hours). A stand-along Reading Specialist Certificate option is also available. Requires two years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Education and Psychology
Cost: Approximately $7,780 for Texas residents based on the 2020-2021 academic year
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes, apply for one or more financial assistance options, including Teachers in Excellence
Scholarships (up to $300 per semester), graduate assistantships and Stafford loans.
Test Score Required*: If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Certification: Must hold a Texas teacher certificate (any field) or be seeking certification. Submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units.
Letters of Recommendation: No
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: Yes - submit a written goal statement and initial philosophy of literacy statement
Must pay admission fee for entry into Educator Preparation program.
Deadlines: Graduate School Calendar
Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE* in combination with the undergraduate GPA, successful admissions interview, and the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study.
* Applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher on their last 60 hours will 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. You do not need to contact anyone - once the GPA is reviewed it will come off your to-do list.
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.
Career Outlook: 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. 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.
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For additional information on the content of the Reading program, contact:
Dr. Gina Doepker, Program Coordinator