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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Education, M.A. and M.S.


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The Reading Education program has two options. Option 1a and 1b are available to individuals who hold a valid instructional certificate in another area. Option 2a and 2b are available to individuals who do not hold a valid instructional certificate. Students in option 1a 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 required 36 credits in course work. Students in option 1b, which requires 24 credits, may pursue only the reading specialist certificate. Students in option 2a may pursue only the Master of Science degree, which requires 51 credits in course work, in addition to the reading specialist certificate. Students in option 2b, which requires 48 credits, may pursue only the reading specialist certificate.

Below are the programs of study for the two options. All students pursuing a Master’s degree must pass a comprehensive examination.

Option 1a (36 credits)


Option 1b (24 credits)


Students in option 1b must complete the following 8 courses from those listed above:

Option 2a (51 credits)


Research Course Requirement (3 credits)


Computer Course Requirement (3 credits)


Option 2b (48 credits)


Students in option 2b, which leads only to the reading specialist certificate, must complete all the courses listed in option 2a except for EFND 516 , Educational Research and Statistics.

Note: Students in option 2a and 2b must pass all required Praxis tests, which are mandated by PDE, and complete an acceptable electronic portfolio.

Reading Supervisor


The University offers an approved program for becoming certified as a reading supervisor in Pennsylvania. Please see the program description in the Supervision  section of this catalog.

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