M.Ed. in Reading

The M.Ed. in Reading prepares educators to assume leadership roles in curriculum development, staff development and literacy evaluation at the K-12 levels. This concentration meets USF, state, and national standards. A graduate who successfully completes the program for this area of specialization is eligible for South Dakota Department of Education certification as a K-12 reading specialist after completing at least three years of teaching experience.

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Courses Credit Hours
EDU 517 Constructive Literacy Assessment 3
EDU 536 Adolescent Literacy 3
EDU 537 Foundations of Literacy 3
EDU 585 Research Methods
EDU 518 Practicum: Teaching Diverse Literacy Learners
EDU 538 Practicum: Literacy (K-12) 3
EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership
EDU 519 Writing Instruction
Edu 551 Professional, Student and Staff Development 3
Edu 588 Practicum: Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning 4
Graduate Electives 2
Total Credits: 33

For additional information, please contact Dr. Becky Thurman at 605-575-2083 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it