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Master of Education in Reading / Language Arts

Program Type

Master of Education (MEd)

Program Length

30 Credit Hours
36 Credit Hours


The Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts is designed for practicing professionals in the field. The program develops reflective practitioners with the knowledge and skills for effective reading/language arts instruction. Candidates will become proactive instructional leaders and literacy advocates of students at all levels of literacy development. Two strands are available for this degree:

MEd in Reading/Language Arts for Classroom Practitioners (30 hours)
This degree plan is designed for those not intending to seek certification as a Reading Specialist but rather who want to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application within their classrooms. Candidates who choose this degree plan may substitute two approved courses from one of the following content areas: Early Childhood, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Library Science, Educational Technology, or English.

MEd in Reading/Language Arts with Reading Specialist Certification (36 hours)
This degree plan is specifically designed for students interested in obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification. Candidates for the Reading Specialist Certification must have a valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate along with two years of successful teaching experience before taking the Reading Specialist Exam.

For both degree programs, students are required to attend the SHSU main campus to complete two courses during a three week summer practicum.

Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Offered

Hybrid (Online and Face-to-Face)

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

Department Website


Catalog Information

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation letters with checklists
  5. Copy of applicant's teaching certificate, if applicant intends to sit for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification Exam
  6. Teaching experience
  7. Interview with writing sample
  8. Official GRE or MAT scores, if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 3.0

Academic Advisor

Dr. Nancy Votteler
(936) 294-1138

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