This program is offered fully online.
Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 36
CIP Code: 13.1315
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: ARD ED
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
This degree is designed to prepare special reading teachers, clinicians, supervisors, directors, and coordinators of reading for school systems, as well as non-educational contexts. The MA in Reading Education includes spiraled competencies in Digital/Media Literacies as well Disciplinary Literacies and Global Literacies in its coursework.
Accreditation: Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below. In order to be considered for admission, first-time or transferring graduate applicants must:
- Have an earned, valid teaching certificate for Plan II OR
- Be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Education Or
- enroll in the Plan III MA in Reading which focuses on non-school literacies and does not grant Reading Certification
Exceptions to minimum requirements will be considered for National Board Certification and an outstanding professional record.
For International Students
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:
- A social security number for purposes of State testing, internship and practica.