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Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts

Admission Requirements

To be regularly admitted to the graduate school, applicants must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  1. Graduate Application
    1. Acceptable Writing Sample
      1. Prior experience with teaching ELAR
      2. Professional Goals
      3. How will the program help applicant to achieve their professional goals
  2. Application Fee

Texas Reading Specialist Certification

  1. Apply to the Reading Specialist Preparation Program if seeking Texas Reading Specialist certification (instructions), including video interview (instructions)
    1. A copy of applicant’s teaching certificate if the intention is to sit for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification Exam
    2. A copy of Educator Service Record
    3. YouTube Interview Link
  2. Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas Reading Specialist certification
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate (Note: A minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours. If less than 3.0, contact the academic advisor.)

NOTE: Applicants with completed files are reviewed for regular admission by graduate faculty in each program area and are selected by faculty based on information in the completed file.

Application Submission Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: Nov 15

Summer: May 1

Academic Advisor

Dr. Patricia Durham


Office of Graduate Admissions

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