Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Master of Arts in Reading Online
State and federal education standards have increased the need for qualified teachers who can improve the quality of reading for grades K-8. The online Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association to prepare specialists and interventionists to meet the global challenges of literacy development. The rigorous curriculum serves the community by providing diverse students fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy.
Through observational and practice-based experiences, the MA in reading with an emphasis in elementary education provides the application of theory and educational best practices to improve literacy in collaborative settings. Effectively deliver curriculum, instruction, and assessment with a strong foundation in corrective reading strategies, and survey a variety of assessment tools, instructional approaches and effective communication techniques for optimized learning. You also engage in advanced studies in elementary schools to inspire the creation of literate environments and support literacy across content areas.
You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-8 classroom to complete the program assignments. If your state requires a K-12 credential, please speak with an enrollment representative to discuss available options.
Advance Instructional Strategies
In the Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education degree program, you examine the process for planning, composing and delivering an engaging and effective reading curriculum for elementary students. You also learn to identify, evaluate and assess instructional strategies using data and student achievement.
What You Will Learn
Discover Master of Arts in Reading Curriculum
In this MA in reading program, you examine:
- Curriculum planning, development, assessment and methods to engage diverse learners.
- Theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
- Professional learning and leadership models for promoting literacy, emphasizing positive dispositions in individual and collaborative learning environments.
- The application of brain research to classroom practice and its effect on curricular, instructional and assessment decisions.
Career Options in Curriculum and Instruction
Common careers with a master's in reading at the elementary level include reading or curriculum specialist, teacher, tutor, literacy support provider and school's literacy coach. Potential workplaces include private, charter and public elementary and middle schools, social service agencies and education welfare organizations.
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