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.
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.
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.
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.