Reading Master of Science Degree

Teaching is a profession. Master’s students have professional responsibilities to their students, their peers, their classmates and instructors, and to society at large. Students in the master’s program will be working with children and other professionals in educational contexts, including, schools, community centers, and other sites of learning. Their professional responsibilities include following through on commitments made to children and schools, being appropriately prepared and on time for all interactions/lessons, maintaining confidentiality and respect, and interacting with all stakeholders/participants in a professional manner. Professional interactions include everything from dressing appropriately for the situation to maintaining appropriate language both in talking with and talking about others. Failure to meet professional responsibilities can result in a student’s academic dismissal from the program.

Program of Study (30 Credits)

Required Courses – 15 Credits

E Rdg 500     Classroom Literacy Instruction (3) OR
E Rdg 505     Practicum: Academic Literacy Across Instructional Contexts, 5-12 (3)
E Rdg 504     Children's Literature (3) OR
E Rdg 506     Practicum: Young Adult Literature (3)

E Rdg 610      Literacy in Society (3)

E Rdg 615     Teaching Writing, B-6 (3) OR
E Rdg 616     Teaching Writing, Grades 5-12 (3)

E Rdg 658     MS Research Project (3)

Elective Courses – Select Five for 15 Credits

E Psy 521     Development in Childhood (3)
E Psy 540     Assessment in Education (3)
E Rdg 526     Language Acquisition, B-2 (3)
E Rdg 638     Media Literacy (3)
E Rdg 655     Early Literacy Development, B-2 (3)
E Rdg 657     Reading in a Second Language (3)
     OR           Electives as advised (3)