This degree is for pre-K through grade 12 educators who want to learn more about practical and
theoretical aspects of reading. People enrolled in the program gain a thorough understanding of the
reading process, how children learn to read, how to work with struggling readers, and how
bilingual/ESL issues impact learning to read.
Students may choose between three options:
Option 1: Non-Thesis and Non-Certificate.
Option 2: Thesis and Non-Certificate.
Option 3: Non-Thesis and Reading Specialist Certification.
Successful applicants to this program will have a bachelor’s degree with at least 15 undergraduate credit
hours in Reading or a related field.
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL (500 for paper/pencil tests; 173 for computer based-tests; 61 for internet-based tests) or IELTS (5.5 or above) scores,
Evaluation of Educational Records, 2.75 GPA,
Two Letters of Recommendation,
Statement of Purpose.
If option 3 is chosen, submit the following:
A Teacher Service Record Indicating at least two years of teaching experience,
Copies of Texas educator certificates,