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Master of Education in Reading Literacy

This program is offered at only at the DeSoto campus.

Overview

There is no greater gift that a teacher can give a student than the skill of reading!

Belhaven University’s Master of Education in Reading Literacy program is a degree in reading education that offers advanced skills and specialized training for teachers who want to impact schools in the area of reading. This Master of Reading program prepares students for today's educational system where there has been a heavy emphasis on evaluating academic achievement. Teachers who enroll in the program will learn how to diagnose and assess student reading problems, as well as improve their own and other teachers’ ability to meet those needs.

This degree path is intended for those who hold a valid standard teaching license. The curriculum prepares participants with the most knowledgeable and current practices in reading. Internships and practicum field experiences will provide an opportunity to apply classroom principles and techniques.

A master’s degree in reading can put teachers into supervisory and leadership roles in education. Many school districts use literacy coaches or reading specialists to improve instruction. Additional job possibilities include a variety of instructional settings and collegiate positions such as teaching remedial reading on the college level. This degree path is specialized and may lead to a specialist degree or a doctorate in reading.

Master of Education in Reading Literacy Degree Curriculum Summary

The Master of Education in Reading Literacy can be completed within two years. Note, the three courses listed in the area of emphasis are online classes.

Course #MED Core CoursesCredits
EDU600 MED Orientation Seminar 0
REA608 Early Literacy Instruction 3
EDU612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
REA622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3
EDU630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies Across the Content Areas 3
EDU610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
REA629 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, and Remediation 3
REA617 Content Area Literacy 3
Area of Emphasis - These 3 Courses to be completed online
REA611 Literature and Literacy 3
REA632 Practicum in Reading 3
REA627 Middle Grade Literacy (4-8) 3
Capstone Course
EDU625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
TOTAL 33

Course Descriptions

See University Catalogue for course descriptions.

Admission Information

Applicants must provide evidence of holding or being eligible to hold a Standard license in the area of emphasis for which the student is seeking degree. The student may be asked to submit an essay or recommendations for review by the program committee. Your admission representative will work with you to determine what, if any, additional items may be required to present your application package to the Admission Committee.

Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher on one of the following:

Non-degree seeking students

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