Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction:

Reading Specialist PreK-12 Emphasis

Affordable Tuition

$153/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
Next Available MEd Cohorts Set to Begin this January
Our Students Have a 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exams
Financial Aid Update: Interest rates DECREASE from 6.08% to 4.3% for the 2020-2021 school year!

Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

Typically, in fall and spring semesters, one course is completed every eight weeks; in summer, two to four courses are taken depending upon the program.

Prepare to become Reading Specialists at schools varying from preschool to secondary

Degree Intentions:

This degree is designed for licensed TN teachers looking to become Reading Specialists in PreK-12 schools.

Reading Specialist Emphasis candidates will:

  • Pass the Praxis II Reading Specialist Licensure Exam. (Required for graduation.)
  • Market themselves for roles in teacher leadership, classroom management, and reading
  • Complete coursework regarding Reading Difficulties, Literacy, Reading Programs, and Writing

Formatting to Accommodate the Busy Lifestyles of Educators:

Students in our blended cohorts take three to four of the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face format. These courses meet one night per week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., while the remaining courses for the degree are completed online. These online courses do not require face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students typically finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer terms are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 5 semesters.

Students in our online cohorts take all courses for the degree in a completely online format. These courses do not include face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students typically finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately five semesters.

Career Outcomes:

Candidates are prepared to become Reading Specialists at schools varying from preschool to secondary.

Degree Requirements

Number Title Hours
EDUC 531 OR EDUC 672 Evaluation of Learning OR Evaluation for Continuous Improvement 3
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, and Community Relations 3
EDUC 630 Educational Research 3
EDUC 635 Integrating Research and Learning 3
EDUC 638 Foundations of Leadership 3
SPED 524 OR TESL 565 Techniques for Inclusion OR Language and Culture 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
ELECTIVE Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
Total for Degree: 36
Please Note:

The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change. This is not an official class schedule.