Program Overview

The University of West Florida offers a Master’s degree in Reading Education. The Reading Education Master's Degree is an educational program that links literacy research to practical classroom practices. The curriculum for the program is based on the International Reading Association standards, which also encompass the Florida Department of Education Reading Endorsement and certification requirements. This program is a 36 credit hour program that is offered completely online.

Some of the courses in which students will participate include Research and Trends in Reading, Practicum in the Clinical Teaching of Reading, and Foundations of Measurement. The 12 courses involved in this program are worth three credits each. Students must also successfully pass Florida Teacher Certifications Examinations in General Knowledge, Professional, Subject Area, and Reading.

The Master’s in Reading Education program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of professions such as; reading teachers, reading coaches, district-level literacy specialists, and publishing industry consultants. Upon completion graduates will be prepared in the foundations of reading and writing processes; instructional practices, approaches, methods; and assessment tools to plan and evaluate effective instruction.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but submit a desired current GRE verbal or MAT score at or above the 50th percentile and meet all remaining admission requirements may be conditi


    This program prepares students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


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