The graduate program in Reading Education leads to a Master of Education degree with a concentration in reading. The program is designed to enable graduates to meet the qualifications of several career options. Principal among these options is the career of diagnostic and remedial reading specialists. Classroom teachers are prepared to meet responsibilities required in teaching developmental reading and reading in content areas more effectively. Candidates in the program are helped to understand the significance of various competencies and their development for implementation of a total-school approach to reading instruction for the variety of populations found in the schools.
Admission to the Graduate School and certification at any level of schooling are required for admission to the program. Through consultation with an advisor, candidates will learn if their career experiences are suitable for beginning a graduate program in reading education. Problems related to acquiring proper sequence can be solved by consultation with an advisor.
As a result of meeting the requirements of the graduate reading education program, candidates demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and competencies related to:
Completion of the master's degree with concentration in reading, with three years teaching experience, prepares an individual to meet certification requirements as a reading specialist in the state of Maryland.
Completion of the Graduate Reading Education Program requires 39 semester hours of credit. The 39-semester-hour program includes a minimum of 27 semester hours in the core program of reading education, nine (9) semester hours of coursework in related fields, and three (3) semester hours of recommended electives in reading and other language arts designed to meet individual needs and interests. Numbers and names of courses follow:
|EDUC 544||Principles and Techniques of Reading Instruction|
|EDUC 645||Reading in Content Fields|
|EDUC 646||Diagnostic, Corrective and Remedial Reading|
|EDUC 647||Current Issues in Reading|
|EDUC 749||Laboratory Experiences in Diagnosis, Correction and Remediation of Reading Difficulties: Practicum|
|EDUC 751||Seminar in Reading (Seminar Paper Required)|
|EDUC 534||Problems of Teaching The Language Arts|
|EDUC 653||Teaching Reading to Multicultural Populations|
|EDUC 650||Measurement and Evaluation in Reading|
One elective should be selected from the following language arts or reading education courses: (Other electives may be acceptable with special permission).
|EDUC 648||Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools|
|EDUC 633||Literature for Children|
|EDUC 501||Issues in Early Childhood Education|
|SPED 511||Special Education Perspectives|
|SPED 626||Reading and Language Development|
|EDUC 706||Introduction to Research|
|PSYC 603||Mental Hygiene or PSYC 529 Personality Theory|
|EDUC 507||Human Growth and Development or PSYC 612 Educational Psychology|
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