Education Specialist in Reading Education
The Ed.S. in Reading Education is designed to meet the current demands of teachers in grades K-12 who possess or are eligible for a Professional Level Five Certificate in Reading Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, or Middle Grades Education as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the Master’s degree. Candidates in the program complete content specific requirements in reading education.
The program requires 33 semester hours and is unique in that it provides opportunities to:
Collaborate with others across disciplines;
Explore teacher leadership opportunities and develop leadership skills;
Apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research;
Continue development of technology skills and develop skills in using technology to impact and assess student learning; and
Conduct action research related to reading education
"1. Complete requirements for a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 2. Possess or be eligible for a level five certificate. Candidates who have completed all eligibility requirements for the Professional Level Five Certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. 3. Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted. 4. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations. 5. Complete ‘Disclosure and Affirmation questions’ that address misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance Prerequisite Coursework: EDUF 7130 – Learning Theories and Applications and EDUR 7130 – Educational Research Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status. *International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.(www.naces.org)"