Reading Masters Program Information

Our fully online Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts with Reading Specialist Certification and the Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts are designed for practicing professionals in the field. Both programs develop reflective practitioners with the knowledge and skills for effective reading/language arts instruction for Early Childhood through Secondary learners. Candidates will develop expertise in utilizing literacy resources and methods, literacy assessments, and designing intervention to address varied learning needs of all students. Candidates will have the ability to become proactive instructional leaders and literacy advocates of students at all levels of literacy development. Practicum/Field experience hours with a diverse learner population are embedded in both programs.

 

Med in Reading/Language Arts with Reading Specialist Certification (36 hours)

This degree is designed for teacher practitioners who are interested in obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application in their classroom or other school settings. Candidates for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification must have a valid elementary or secondary Texas teaching certification along with two years of successful teaching experience before taking the Reading Specialist exam (Two years can be concurrent with the program). 160 hours of practicum/field experience with diverse learner population are embedded in the program. Field experience hours must be completed at a TEA approved location.

 

Med in Reading/Language Arts (36 hours)

This degree is designed for practitioners both in and out of the classroom who want to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application in their classroom or other learning settings. 160 hours of practicum/field experience with diverse learner population are embedded in the program. While both programs follow the same degree plans, this route will not lead to obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification.

  

Application Due Dates

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: May 1

  

Cohort Degree Plan

The Masters in Reading program utilizes a cohort model. Below are the sequence of courses depending on the semester the student is admitted.

 

Fall Cohort

Fall 1                             READ 5306                               Foundations of Literacy

Fall 1                             READ 5335                               Cognition and Emergent Literacy

Spring 1                        READ 5315                               Language Arts

Spring 1                        READ 5330                               Literature and Instructional Materials

Summer 1                   *READ 6088.01                         Politics of Literacy***

Summer 1                   *READ 6088.03                         Digital Literacies ***

Fall 2                            READ 5307                               Practicum I (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

Fall 2                            READ 5312                               Second Language Literacy                                                                                                                              (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Spring 2                        READ 5308                               Practicum II (50 hours of FE in TEA school)

Spring 2                        READ 5325                               Improvement in Rdg in Sec. Sch/Adult pop.                                                                                                 (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Fall 3                            READ 6310                               Administration and Supervision of Lit                                                                                                            (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Fall 3                            READ 6320                               Research and Literacy Leadership                                                                                                                  (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

**For Texas Reading Specialist Certification, Field experience hours must be in an approved TEA location.                                                                     ***Can take one of these courses in Summer 2.                                                                                                                                                                              * In Progress of Name/Number change.                                                                                                                                                                                             ^ Paired classes.

 

Spring Cohort

Spring 1                        READ 5306                               Foundations of Literacy

Spring 1                        READ 5335                               Cognition and Emergent Literacy

Summer 1                     READ 5315                               Language Arts

Summer 1                     READ 5330                               Literature and Instructional Materials

Fall 1                             READ 5307                               Practicum I (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

Fall 1                             READ 5312                               Second Language Literacy                                                                                                                              (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Spring 2                        READ 5308                               Practicum II (50 hours of FE in TEA school)

Spring 2                        READ 5325                               Improvement in Rdg in Sec. Sch/Adult pop.                                                                                                 (10 hours of Field Experience**^)    

Summer 2                    *READ 6088.01                         Politics of Literacy***

Summer 2                    *READ 6088.03                         Digital Literacies ***

Fall 2                             READ 6310                               Administration and Supervision of Lit                                                                                                            (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Fall 2                             READ 6320                               Research and Literacy Leadership                                                                                                                  (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

**For Texas Reading Specialist Certification, Field experience hours must be in an approved TEA location.                                                                       * In Progress of Name/Number change.                                                                                                                                                                                           ^ Paired classes.

 

Summer Cohort

Summer 1                     READ 5306                               Foundations of Literacy

Summer 1                     READ 5335                               Cognition and Emergent Literacy

Fall 1                             READ 5315                               Language Arts

Fall 1                             READ 5330                               Literature and Instructional Materials

Spring 1                        READ 5307                               Practicum I (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

Spring 1                        READ 5312                               Second Language Literacy                                                                                                                              (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Summer 2                    *READ 6088.01                         Politics of Literacy***

Summer 2                    *READ 6088.03                         Digital Literacies ***

Fall 2                             READ 5308                               Practicum II (50 hours of FE in TEA school)

Fall 2                             READ 5325                               Improvement in Rdg in Sec. Sch/Adult pop.                                                                                                 (10 hours of Field Experience**^)    

Spring 2                         READ 6310                               Administration and Supervision of Lit                                                                                                            (10 hours of Field Experience**^)

Spring 2                         READ 6320                               Research and Literacy Leadership                                                                                                                  (50 hours of Field Experience**^)

**For Texas Reading Specialist Certification, Field experience hours must be in an approved TEA location.                                                                       * In Progress of Name/Number change.                                                                                                                                                                                           ^ Paired classes.