The Master of Science in Reading Program prepares literacy professionals who ground pedagogical practice in current theory and research. The program, which emphasizes literacy across the curriculum and across the lifespan, includes coursework in foundations of literacy as well as in research-based approaches to assessment and instruction.
The focus of the program is candidates' development as literacy educators. Participants gain expertise in reading and literacy education and are prepared to be literacy leaders.
This 36-hour program adheres to the standards of the International Reading Association for the preparation of reading professionals. In addition to the master's degree, individuals may choose to pursue either reading specialist or master reading teacher state certification, or they may specialize in one of the four cognate areas of study: bilingual education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, or English.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Reading Program have gone on to teach students of all ages and subject matters. The program offers participants a variety of educational and scholarly experiences, and it is also an ideal precursor to doctoral studies.
Master of Science in Reading Requirements
EDFN 5301 Introduction to Research
READ 5345 Stages and Standards for Reading Development
READ 5350 Multicultural Literacy
READ 5371 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
READ 5392 Psycho-Sociolinguistics and Reading
READ 5395 Leadership and Literacy
READ 5697 Reading Practicum
READ 5396 Literacy Research Seminar
READ 5381 Advanced Studies in Literature for Children and Adolescents
READ 5310 Emergent Literacy
READ 5314 College/Adult Literacy
READ 5352 Theoretical Models of Reading and Writing
READ 5355 Teaching Literacy Through Technology
READ 5369 Content Area Reading
READ 5372 Classroom Assessment and Instruction
READ 5393 Literacy Curriculum and Supervision
READ 5390 Special Topics
All graduate students in the Master of Science in Reading program complete a capstone project that will draw upon the knowledge and experience gained throughout the program. In addition to the master's degree, students may choose to pursue either Reading Specialist or Master Reading Teacher certification (which require successful completion of the state's TExES examination), or they may specialize in one of four cognate areas of study:
- Bilingual Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Curriculum and Instruction
For a complete listing of current requirements, visit the university course catalog.