The completely online M. Ed. in Reading Education with an Emphasis in New and Digital Literacies is designed for teachers who are already certified. This program may be suitable for teachers who work with students anywhere from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The information given in these courses will show existing teachers different ways to encourage reading through both printed and digital material. Students will enter this program in a cohort, which means beginning and finishing the program with the same group of approximately 20 of their peers.
There are 12 courses involved in this degree that will focus on research-based literacy instruction, research, and historical and cultural foundations. Eight of the courses are core courses, while the remaining are specialization courses. The core courses include Survey of Reading Instruction Pre-K through Grade 12, Literacy Development and Instruction in Early Childhood, and Practicum in Reading Instruction and Assessment. The four specialization courses include: Popular Culture in Literacy Classrooms K-12, Electronic Assessment in Literacy Classrooms, Computer-Based Instruction in Reading Education, and New Literacies. Students will take two courses per semester for a total of six semesters spanning the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
- Statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vita
- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT
- At least two years teaching experience, although candidates with less that two years experience will be considered
- A strong undergraduate GPA with usual acceptance being 3.0 or higher
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges