Program Highlights & Benefits
Earn a Master of Education degree in Reading
Become eligible for the Texas Reading Specialist certificate
Develop expertise in reading skill development
Apply for a TEACH Grant to help offset the cost of tuition
Experienced educators with at least two years teaching experience and a valid Texas K-12 teaching certificate who are interested in becoming more effective teachers in the area of reading.
What You Learn
The graduate program leading to the professional Reading Specialist certificate is designed to produce master classroom teachers with special expertise in the area of reading skill development.
How You Learn
Online: This is an online cohort program. Students will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. While there are no face-to-face requirements, some live online sessions and/or conference call sessions may be required. Students will finish two courses every 15 weeks.
Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Education degree in Reading and be eligible for Reading Specialist certification in the state of Texas.
Students working towards a Reading Specialist Professional Certification must have two years of creditable teaching experience as a classroom teacher in a TEA approved public/private school which is documented by a copy of a valid service record. This two year requirement is not needed prior to entrance to the program. Additionally, a valid Texas Teaching Certificate is required for the Reading Specialist certificate. Generally creditable teaching experience requires both a Content Exam and A PPR Exam. The following types of experience are identified as not creditable for the purpose of Professional Certification: Librarian, Speech Therapist, ROTC Instructors, Teachers Aid, Substitute Teaching or Associate Teacher. For certification, candidates must achieve a satisfactory level of performance on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) in the area of Reading Specialist.
Foundations of Reading
Content Area Reading
Educational Research and Scholarly Writing
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
Cultural Foundations of Education
|EDUC 6308||Teaching Writing in a K-12 Setting||3|
|EDUC 6327||Educational Research Design and Data Analysis||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
The chart above lists each of the courses that make up the M.Ed. degree, but it is not an official class schedule and is subject to change.