M.Ed. in Reading student at USF

Advance your career in education with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Reading from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota. Increasingly, school districts look to teachers with master’s degrees in education to take on new and greater leadership roles. Your next big step in professional development starts here.

Best Reasons to Earn Your M.Ed. in Reading at USF

Accreditation. This accredited graduate degree program meets all University, state and national standards for master’s degree in education requirements.

Reading Specialist Certification. When you graduate from USF’s Master in Reading degree program, along with at least three years of teaching experience, you’ll be eligible for certification by South Dakota’s Department of Education as a K-12 reading specialist.

Leadership Role. Whether you’ve been teaching one year or 20 years, if you want to take on a leadership role in education in a school or school district, here are examples of master of education jobs:

  • Reading specialist
  • Reading coach

Higher Salary. Many school districts offer teachers with master’s degrees an increase in pay.

Flexibility. USF gives you the option of completing your Master in Reading degree in either two or three years – through a combination of on-campus and online classes.

Christian University. USF is a private, Christian university. For many of our students at the associate, bachelor and master level, that’s an important factor in their graduate school decision because we believe teachers are called to serve. We welcome teachers of all faiths into this reading specialist degree program.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for USF’s Master of Education in Reading degree program, designed for working teachers, if you meet the following criteria:

  • You already hold a valid teaching certificate
  • You have a 3.0 grade point average shown through prior degree and professional development transcripts
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience
  • You have three references, using USF’s recommendation forms, which detail your potential as a Master of Education in Reading candidate

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Recommendation Form

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Degree Program Overview

To earn your M.Ed. in Reading, you’ll complete a total of 33 credits.

Courses

Credit Hours

EDU 517 Constructive Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 536 Adolescent Literacy

3

EDU 537 Foundations of Literacy

3

EDU 585 Research Methods

3

EDU 518 Practicum: Teaching Diverse Literacy Learners

3

EDU 538 Practicum: Literacy (K-12)

3

EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership

3

EDU 519 Writing Instruction

3

EDU 551 Professional, Student and Staff Development

3

EDU 588 Practicum: Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning

4

Graduate Electives

2

Total Credits:

33

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