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Master's in Reading

Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction

master of science in reading studentThe Master of Science degree in Reading has been designed for the student to earn a master's degree with the option of applying coursework to two additional certifications: Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher. In order to receive additional certificates, the students must also successfully complete the TexES or the Master Reading Teacher test as required by the state and have two years of teaching experience. Students also have the option of choosing a cognate area of study in lieu of the certification options. Additionally, students who have not completed a graduate or undergraduate course in children's literature within the past three years must take READ 5381.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to work with students of differing abilities in literacy.
  • Describe the major components in a comprehensive reading program, and
  • Conduct and present a project relevant to their professional needs.

Admission Requirements

You must apply and be admitted as a graduate student in the College of Education. See the Graduate Policies and Regulations and the Graduate Admission page.

Admission deadlines for the Master's Program in Reading:

Priority deadline Hard deadline
Fall admittance June 1 August 10
Spring admittance October 15 January 1
Summer I admittance April 1 May 15
Summer II admittance April 1 June 15

Degree Requirements

Visit Course Catalog for a complete list of degree requirements for the Master of Science in Reading.

Program Matrices

Master's in Reading National Standards Matrices (docx)


Donna DeGaish, Program Specialist