Reading Specialist Program At A Glance

Course Requirements for the M.S. in Education, Reading Specialist emphasis

To earn the Master of Science in Education with the Reading Specialist emphasis, you must complete a total of 36 credit hours. In addition to the core courses listed below, you will take all the courses required for an endorsement.

CORE COURSES
AEP 803 Educational Research
AEP 867 Instructional Design & Assessment
AEP 800 Intro. To the Utilization of Technology in the Classroom
AEP 855 Educational Leadership
AEP 858 Data Analysis and Assessment
AEP 880 Cultural Diversity

 

Course Requirements for a Reading Specialist Endorsement

Applicants for a reading specialist endorsement must hold a currently valid professional teaching license and complete the following graduate courses, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
READ 861 Advanced Literature for Children and Young Adults 3 credit hours
READ 881 Content Area Reading 3 credit hours
READ 882 Trends in Language Arts 3 credit hours
READ 883 Clinical Reading Diagnosis and Remediation 3 credit hours
READ 884 Literacy Development 3 credit hours
READ 885 The School Reading Program (practicum) 3 credit hours
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR ENDORSEMENT 18 credit hours

In order to meet Kansas State Department of Education licensure guidelines, Reading Specialist students must have two years of recent classroom teaching experience (within six years), complete a Master's degree before applying for a conditional school specialist license, and pass the ETS Praxis II Reading Specialist Test.

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