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The Reading Education program is designed to prepare students for reading leadership at the classroom, school, and district levels. The curriculum addresses the individual needs of a variety of learners to support reading and writing development and achievement. The curriculum includes courses geared toward working with dual language learners and addressing children with Dyslexia. There is also targeted coursework on the seminal research supporting best practices in literacy as well as exploring recent, most current research in the field of reading.

We offer a master's degree in Reading Education and a certification-only option.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and a degree in a teaching field; OR 3.25 on the most recently completed graduate degree in a teaching field or area of instructional support
  • Two years of consecutive teaching in an accredited public/private school as documented by the SUP EXP or Experience form found here. The form must be signed and notarized by a school employee
  • Two previous reading courses (can be at the undergraduate level), one of which is a foundational reading course
  • A GRE score of 290 (minimum score of 130 on both the verbal and quantitative sections) or MAT score of 388
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Faculty interviews are required and scheduled by the program coordinator
  • Attendance to a reading information session (prior to admission). Orientation sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. RSVP for a program information session.
  • Application deadlines are July 1 for fall semester entry, November 1 for spring semester entry, and April 1 for summer semester entry

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