Students enrolled in the Reading Education program must hold a valid instructional certificate in another area. Students may pursue either a Master of Arts degree or a Master of Science degree in addition to the reading specialist. The Master of Arts degree requires 30 credits in course work and a 6 credit thesis. The Master of Science degree requires 36 credits in course work. The program of study for the MS or MA degrees is listed in Option 1a. The program of study for students pursuing only the Reading Specialist certification is listed in Option 1b, which includes 24 credits of course work.
Below are the programs of study for the two options and can be used as a reference and guide for those students who are already enrolled in the program. All students pursuing a Master’s degree must pass a comprehensive examination.