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Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts

Admissions Requirements

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

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate (Note: A minimum GPA of 2.5 in undergraduate and graduate work is expected)



NOTE: Candidates may be permitted to enroll for one semester while their admission file is incomplete. 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.



Applicants must submit to the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations:

  1. Two letters of recommendations (the form is available from the LLSP Office)
  2. A copy of applicant’s teaching certificate if the intention is to sit for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification Exam
  3. Acceptable writing sample


In addition, applicants must complete an online questionnaire that shows that (1) they are presently teaching (or have access to a class) so that assignments can be applied and (2) they possess the necessary technology skills for graduate work/research.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Nancy Votteler, M.Ed Reading/Language Arts Advisor

Dr. Nancy Votteler

 936.294.1138
 nkvotteler@shsu.edu
 TEC 107 B

Office of Graduate Admissions


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