Master of Education in Reading

Shippensburg University

Program Description

Master of Education in Reading

Shippensburg University

Master of Education in Reading

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist.

Program Requirements

The program requires that candidates pass through various status categories from admission to graduation. The following describes those categories and the requirements. The status categories are: 1) Foundational Status, 2) Practicum Status, and 3) Program Completion.

Foundation Status

Awarded to candidates who successfully complete the following:

  • Completed application through the admissions office (including three letters of reference, transcripts (3.0 GPA required in previous course work), evidence of teaching certificate and all clearances.
  • Undergraduate degree or certification in elementary education from a regionally accredited university.
  • Completion of background courses for candidates not certified in elementary education from accredited university.
  • Successful completion of an interview with a designated reading faculty member who will act as advisor.

Foundation Status Requirements

  • Meet “standard expectations” in professional dispositions.
  • Complete efolio and present to advisor for review.
  • Maintain GPA of 3.0.
  • Complete the following courses with a “B” or higher:
  1. EEC423 Effective Instructional Strategies for Children with Exceptionalities
  2. TCH600 Research
  3. RDG413 Teaching Reading to English Language Learners
  4. RDG528 Foundations of Literacy Development
  5. RDG529 Reading and Reasoning Beyond the Primary Grades
  6. RDG537 Brain Based Strategies for Literacy Learners Experiencing Difficulty
  7. EEC483 Assessing Children with Exceptionalities
  8. Special Education Elective

Praxis Exam

The Praxis Reading Specialist exam must be passed before graduation and/or certification as a reading specialist. It is recommended that this exam be taken during RDG535 Seminar in Literacy, Language and Reading.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration Request Info
Price Request Info