Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction:

Reading Specialist PreK-12 Emphasis

Affordable Tuition

$167/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

One course completed every eight weeks

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:

  • Be prepared for the Praxis II Reading Specialist Licensure Exam
  • 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 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. will take the remaining courses for the degree online. These 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 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 18 months.

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 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 18 months.

Career Outcomes:

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

Degree Requirements

NumberTitleHours
EDUC 638Foundations of Leadership3
EDUC 561Effective Home, School, and Community Relations3
Choose one:
EDUC 672Evaluation for Continuous Improvement3
EDUC 531Evaluation of Learning3
EDUC 622Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems3
EDUC 624Reading in the Content Area/Working with Adolescents3
EDUC 630Educational Research3
EDUC 620Emergent Literacy3
Choose one:
SPED 524Techniques for Inclusion3
TESL 565Language and Culture3
EDUC 635Integrating Research and Learning3
EDUC 536Using Books with Children and Adolescents3
EDUC 621Teaching Reading and Writing in the Elementary/Middle School3
EDUC 625Organization and Administration of Reading Programs3
 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.