Master of Arts in Education / Reading Science
Mount Saint Joseph University

Program Details

The online MA in Education / Reading Science degree program from Mount Saint Joseph University is designed for educators who wish to specialize in the teaching of reading in grades pre-K through 12. The reading science concentration features a curriculum based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel report and uses the scientifically-based reading research model. Graduates are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of educational research, and use that knowledge to make important educational decisions 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the implementation of research-based practices to guide reading assessment and instruction to meet the needs of all children (i.e. children with reading disabilities and typically developing children)
  • Utilize their Reading Science coursework in their teaching practice
  • Demonstrate a depth of content knowledge in reading development, theory, the 5 essential components of reading instruction (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension) and writing, reading assessment, and reading intervention

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Mount Saint Joseph University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Occupational License

Restricted States

Kentucky