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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Core Courses Credit Hours Format
Edu 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership 3 Summer
or online
Edu 521 Curriculum Development and Design
Edu 557 Literacy Across Disciplines
3 Summer

Edu 585 Research Methods 3 Online
Reading Concentration    
Edu 517 Constructive Literacy Assessment 3 Summer
Edu 518 Practicum: Teaching Diverse Literacy Learners 3 Fall
Edu 536 Adolescent Literacy 3 Summer
Edu 537 Foundations of Literacy 3 Summer
Edu 538B Practicum: Literacy (K-12) 3 Spring
Edu 551 Professional, Student and Staff Development 3 Summer
Edu 588 Practicum: Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning* 2/2 Fall/Spring
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