The 39-semester hour MAEd in Reading Education degree program offers the opportunity for advanced study in literacy education. Candidates explore current reading research, assessment and diagnosis of reading difficulties, management and oversight of literacy programs, and develop action research projects related to an area of interest. Nine hours of study are selected from a variety of literacy related courses including library science, gifted education, digital literacy/technology integration, and teaching English as a second language. Completion of the program results in eligibility for K-12 reading specialist licensure. The degree program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis and all courses are online. An initial teaching license is required to apply and some individuals may need to take prerequisite courses in reading methods in order to be accepted to the program.
The MAEd READ Course Checksheet details the courses that are required for completion of this 39-semester hour program, including when each course is typically offered and required prerequisites. *Note that a three-hour graduate course typically demands approximately nine hours of work per week.
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