Master of Education (M.Ed.)


with Certification

Online 30 major credits * 18 months

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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.

Career Outcomes

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.

Degree Plan

EDUC 5370
Foundations of Reading
EDUC 5331
Differentiating Instruction
EDUC 5380
Content Area Reading
EDUC 5377
Emergent Literacy
EDUC 6326
Educational Research and Scholarly Writing
EDUC 5325
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
EDUC 5303
Cultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 6304
Literacy Coaching
EDUC 6308Teaching Writing in a K-12 Setting3
EDUC 6327Educational Research Design and Data Analysis3
Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

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.