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.