Oct 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Education, M.A.

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This program is offered fully online.

Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlineshttp://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 36
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1315
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: ARD ED
Approved 1962

Contact Information

College: Education
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.

Admission Information

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.

Curriculum Requirements

Program of Study 36 hours minimum

Two options are available:
Option 1: Reading Education Plan I leading to State of Florida K-12 add-on Certification
Option 2: Reading Education Plan II

Core – 30
Additional courses – 3
Practicum – 3

Additional Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

For Option 1, Students Also Complete:

This course may be waived with appropriate documentation by the COEDU ESOL Coordinator.

For Option 2, Students Also Complete:

Comprehensive Examination

Successful performance on a Comprehensive Examination is required for degree completion.

Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

Critical Tasks and Projects

Students must successfully complete Critical Tasks/Projects in designated courses. These tasks/projects are posted to a Chalk and Wire account.

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