Overview - MA in Secondary Education (Reading Specialist P-12 Certification)
Delivery Format - Online
Number of Credit Hours - 30
Tuition per Hour - $420
Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round
Fees - $10 graduate College of Education fee (per hour)
Accreditation - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Practicum - Yes
Required for Entrance - Bachelor's-level teaching certificate, two years of teaching experience.
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
Reading specialists devote their time to reading instruction while engaging in activities to promote literacy among students, parents, other educators and the community alike.
This is especially important to improving the overall reading performance of students in addition to enhancing their future educational opportunities and outcomes.
Educators in this program will participate in curriculum consisting of theory, application, assessment, and implementation of research-based instruction through a supervised practicum experience. The practicum experience, composed of hands-on fieldwork, is designed to develop the skills necessary to teach students as well as to train other teachers in the area of literacy.
The online format provides educators with an opportunity to pursue a new career path within education while continuing to work as a classroom teacher. Students who complete the program receive a master's degree in secondary curriculum, teaching, and learning. The degree is available to both elementary and secondary school teachers. P-12 reading specialist certification is recommended with successful completion of this program.