Nov 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading, MS

Program Description

The Master of Science degree in Reading is a fully online program that has been designed for the student to earn a master’s degree with the option of applying coursework to two additional certifications: Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher. In order to receive additional certificates, the students must also successfully complete the TExEs Reading Specialist (151) or the Master Reading Teacher test as required by the state and have two years of teaching experience. 

Graduates of the Master of Science in Reading should be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to work with students of differing abilities in literacy.
  • describe the major components in a comprehensive reading program, and
  • conduct and present a project relevant to their professional needs.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to pursue graduate-level course work in Reading if they meet COEHD graduate admission requirements as specified in the COEHD’s Graduate Policies and Regulations  section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for the Reading master’s degree are 36 semester credit hours, including 24 semester hours in Reading and an additional 3-credit research course. The additional 9 semester hours needed to complete the Reading master’s degree depend on the choices a student makes regarding certification (i.e., Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher). The student choosing to receive a Reading Specialist Certificate and/ or Master Reading Teacher Certificate should consult with appropriate Reading faculty.

1. Foundation Course (3 semester hours)

3. Electives (9 semester hours)

Capstone Experience

All students will engage in a capstone experience within READ 5396 - Literacy Research Seminar .

Reading Specialist Certificate

The student must have a bachelor’s degree and a teacher certification. The student must have taught for two years and may come in non-degree seeking and take 21 hours of reading classes that will allow them to sit for the Reading Specialist Certification Exam. 

For Additional Information


Campus Address:

Early Childhood Development Center, Room 240; Phone (361) 825-3336

Mailing Address:

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Sciences, Unit 5834
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5834