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Master of Science in Education / Reading Specialist

Program Details

The online MS in Education / Reading Specialist degree program from Jacksonville State University leads to eligibility for a fifth-year (master's) teacher certification in reading specialist (P-12). Courses cover topics such as:

  • Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Language Arts
  • Literacy Theory & Practice
  • Intervention Strategies for Reading Instruction
  • Assessment in Elementary Education
  • Psychological Principles of Learning 

Requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • If currently an educator, a copy of the candidate’s Professional Educator Certificate
  • Current professional vita or resume
  • Official test scores on the General Test of the GRE or the MAT
  • Applicants must meet one of the following formula requirements.
    • 450 times the undergraduate GPA plus the total score of verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test of the GRE is equal to or greater than a total of 2100 points OR
    • 15 times the undergraduate GPA plus the MAT score is equal to or greater than a total of 80 points.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)