The online Master of Science in Reading program prepares candidates to help students become successful in reading and literacy. The curriculum prepares candidates to initiate methods of action research while utilizing technology to collect and analyze data extracted from formal and informal assessments while providing insight on utilizing individual and collective data to guide differentiate instruction. Coursework provides expertise in diagnosing causes of reading deficiencies and prescribing developmentally appropriate methods and materials to optimize student success.
Proof of a Baccalaureate degree of Education from an accredited university or college with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission
Proof from ETS showing passing scores on both parts of PRAXIS II (Curriculum and Instruction and also the PLT)
Proof that the candidate holds a current class ‘A’ Educator’s License or is seeking renewal of the license through attaining college credit hours as deemed necessary by the Mississippi State Department of Education (Copy of class ‘A’ Educator’s License)
An acceptable writing sample and interview process with departmental faculty
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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