The M.Ed. in Reading program provides opportunities for advanced study beyond the bachelor’s degree with specialization in theoretical approaches to reading instruction, application of theory to practice, and use of specific materials and methods of reading instruction based on current research studies. Applicants must have met professional teacher certification requirements for admission into the program. Reading instruction is the focus of this degree and includes all areas of effective communication, such as writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing. Students in this program are eligible to earn reading specialization from the Florida Department of Education.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL or IELTS scores if earned bachelor's degree outside the US in a country where English is not the official language.
4-year regionally accredited undergraduate degree.
Any one of the following:
a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 undergraduate semester hours; or
a combined score of 1000 or higher on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE; or
a 400 or higher on the MAT; or
a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Note: All applicants must submit GPA and graduate admission (GRE or MAT) test scores regardless of which of the above criteria are met for admissions.
3 favorable recommendations from professionals in the field.
Professional certification in an appropriate teaching field or completion of certification requirements.
Performance in courses taken post baccalaureate will be taken into consideration for admission to the College of Education Graduate Programs.