Earn M.Ed in Reading Education

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Become Highly-qualified in Reading Education

Highly-qualified teachers of reading make positive differences in the literacy outcomes of all K-12 students, particularly struggling readers, adolescent learners, and special needs students. These teachers respond to urban literacy issues and use various digital technologies to engage today’s tech savvy students.

Leading in Reading

JU’s M.Ed in Reading Education prepares educators to make differences immediately in their communities and schools. Across the program, students conceptualize, plan, conduct, and report research completed in complex educational settings to investigate literacy interventions to make positive differences in K-12 children's reading outcomes. Specific to the program is a comprehensive study of:

  • Cognitive foundations of reading
  • Administration and analysis of reading assessments
  • Reading disabilities
  • Research-based instructional practices that challenge, enrich, and engage K-12 literacy experiences
  • Differentiated literacy instruction
  • Reading research and theory

Program Features

  • 8-week sessions
  • 36-credits, completed in two years
  • Fully online
  • Two supervised reading practicums to demonstrate exemplary skill and competency
  • Designed for public and private school teachers, Teach for America educators, administrators, charter school teachers, and other educators interested becoming highly-qualified teachers of reading
  • Enrollment is selective and limited to 20 educators per year who successfully demonstrate commitment and make positive differences in the profession of education, specifically in the field of reading education.
  • New cohort starts April 2014
  • Apply now

Sequence of Courses

· READ 501 Foundations of Elementary Reading Instruction (Summer A; 3)

· READ 505 Methods of Teaching Elementary Language Arts (Summer B; 3)

· READ 510 Administration and Interpretation of Reading Assessment (Fall A; 3)

· READ 515 Techniques of Corrective or Remedial Reading (Fall B; 3)

· READ 520 Supervised Reading Practicum 1 (Spring A; 3)

· READ 525 Educational Reading Research (Spring B; 3)

· READ 530 Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities (Summer A; 3)

· READ 535 Literature for Children and Adolescents (Summer B; 3)

· READ 540 Foundations of Secondary Reading Instruction (Fall A; 3)

· READ 545 Educational Measurement (Fall B; 3)

· READ 550 Supervised Reading Practicum II (Spring A; 3)

· READ 555 Designing Reading Programs (Spring B; 3)

Admission Requirements

· $50 nonrefundable application fee

· Completed graduate admission application form

· Official copies of all college transcripts.

· Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

· Minimum two (2) years teaching experience preferred.

· Copy of Professional Teaching Certificate or demonstration of eligibility for Temporary Teaching Certificate.

· Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field of education.

· 250-word letter of interest, stating goals and purposes for pursuing degree.

· Copy of resume.

· Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on last 60 credits completed in upper division courses.

· Maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours relevant to the program with an earned grade of "B" or higher may be transferred from an accredited college or university as approved by program director.

· Submission of an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.

* Demonstrated access to a personal computer, high-speed internet connection, Google Drive, etc.

Other Levels of Study Available

Reading Endorsement:

Complete first five classes (15-credits) to qualify for State of Florida Reading Endorsement. Does not fulfill M.Ed. requirements.

Recertification Credits: select any course for recertification.

Per Approval by Program Director:

Graduates of Florida teacher education programs with earned reading endorsements (must show required courses on transcript) complete second year of program to qualify for Florida Reading Certification. Does not fulfill M.Ed. requirements.

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