|Degree:||Master of Education (M.Ed.)|
|Department:||School of Education|
Building 85, Room 166/167
(850) 474-2870 or (850) 474-3263
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 36|
The Reading Education Master's Degree is an innovative, educational program that links literacy research to practical classroom practices. This 36-semester hour program is offered online, nationwide as an advanced degree program for credentialed teachers. The curriculum for the program is based on the International Reading Association standards which also encompass the Florida Department of Education Reading Endorsement and certification requirements. This advanced program requires several field experiences which may be arranged through the School of Education Graduate Advising Office. Upon program completion, candidates are encouraged to add the Reading Endorsement/Certification to their teaching certificate. The program is approved for both the K-12 Reading Endorsement and Reading Certification by the Florida Department of Education. Reading is a critical shortage area in the state of Florida. The program is part of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit.
The M.Ed. in Reading Education is designed to prepare educators as reading teachers, reading coaches, district-level literacy specialists, and publishing industry consultants. New cohorts are admitted in the summer and fall of each year. The application deadline for summer admission is March 1. The application deadline for fall admission is June 1.
Based on the International Reading Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals, this program integrates course work and clinical experiences to prepare graduates in the following areas:
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the applicant must meet the following minimum departmental admission requirements for provisional admission:
To be fully admitted to the program, the following requirements must be met in addition to the requirements for provisional admission (above). Full admission is required by the fifth week of the first semester. Students will be unable to register for a second semester of coursework until full admission has been granted.
Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but submit a desired current GRE verbal or MAT score at or above the 50th percentile and meet all remaining admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program.
All approvals for admission to the School of Education are subject to reevaluation as students progress through the program. Students denied admission or removed from the program may appeal the decision to the Dean, College of Professional Studies.
School of Education students are expected to adhere to the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida and national standards of conduct associated with professional, accreditation, and state agencies. Students who are struggling to meet content and/or disposition standards and/or competencies may be referred to the Culture of Achievement through System of Tiered support (CAST) process. Any student who is referred to the CAST process and does not successfully complete the process may be denied continued enrollment in any professional education program.
A grade of C or better is required for all coursework to be applied to the degree program.
|LAE 5345||Teaching Pupils to be Effective Writers||3|
|LAE 5468||Literature for Children and Young Adults||3|
|RED 5515||Classroom Reading Assessments||3|
|RED 6060||Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy||3|
|RED 6116||Foundations of Early Literacy||3|
|RED 6240||Differentiating Instruction||3|
|RED 6546||Identifying and Preventing Reading Difficulties||3|
|RED 6747||Research and Trends in Reading||3|
|RED 6866||Practicum in the Clinical Teaching of Reading||3|
|RED 7247||The Organization and Administration of Reading Programs||3|
|EDF 6460||Foundations of Measurement||3|
|RED 6911||Action Research: Reading||3|
Students must also successfully pass Florida Teacher Certification Examinations: