Graduate students in the reading/literacy master's program focus on literacy development, foundations of reading, instructional methods, reading research and best practices in the area of reading.
- Exceptional quality at a reasonable cost
- Online degree option available
- Curriculum based on Standards for Reading Professionals, International Reading Association
- Reading intervention teacher
- Reading coach
- Reading coordinator/literacy facilitator
You may select either a thesis or a non-thesis option. The thesis program consists of 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements, 21 hours of required emphasis coursework and 6 hours of Master's Thesis. If you select the thesis option, you must complete a thesis (topic to be approved by the graduate advisory committee) and successfully pass an oral defense of the thesis. The non-thesis program consists of 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements, 21 hours of required emphasis coursework, 6 hours of electives and comprehensive exams.
Thesis option: 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements, 21 hours of required emphasis coursework and 6 hours of Master's Thesis.
Non-thesis option: 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements, 21 hours of required emphasis coursework, 6 hours of electives and comprehensive exams.
Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2020-22 Graduate Catalog.
Core Requirements (9 hours)
|CI 521 Professional Research||3|
|CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment||3|
|CI 531 Critical Pedagogy and Educational Reform||3|
Required Emphasis Courses (21 hours)
|RED 510 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation||3|
|RED 517 Advanced Reading Theory/Philosophical/Historical Foundations of Reading||3|
|RED 518 Content Area Literacy||3|
|RED 528 Supporting Writing in the Classroom||3|
|RED/BLED 538 Language Arts and the Teacher of English as a Second Language||3|
|RED 526 Adolescent Literacy OR
RED 570 Emergent Literacy
|RED/ELED 581 Advanced Studies and Instructional Application in Language Arts OR
RED 542 Integrated Technology and Literacy Through Project Based Learning
Required Elective Courses (6 hours)
|Candidate must complete 6 hours from the list below.|
|RED 512 Critical Literacy||3|
|RED 520 Literacy through Multimodalities||3|
|RED 524 Children's and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom||3|
|RED 590 Graduate Project||1-6|
|Candidates pursuing National Board Certification may use the following courses as electives:|
|RED 585 Assessment of Educators as Teachers and Leaders I||3|
|RED 586 Assessment of Educators as Teachers and Leaders II||3|