Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading
Advance your career in education with an online 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.
Fully Online & Accredited
Best Reasons to Earn Your M.Ed. in Reading at USF
Accreditation. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the M.Ed. and Ed.S. education degree programs are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education.
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 of all 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 two references, using USF’s recommendation forms, which detail your potential as a Master of Education in Reading candidate
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.
EDU 517 Constructive Literacy Assessment
EDU 536 Adolescent Literacy
EDU 537 Foundations of Literacy
EDU 585 Research Methods
EDU 518 Practicum: Teaching Diverse Literacy Learners
EDU 538 Practicum: Literacy (K-12)
EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership
EDU 519 Writing Instruction
EDU 551 Professional, Student and Staff Development
EDU 588 Practicum: Qualitative Inquiry in Literacy Learning
When can I start?
This program is designed to begin in the summer (late May or early June) because this is when most pre-requisite courses are offered. Depending on exact dates and circumstances, the program can offer extra flexibility, so please contact USF to discuss the next starting opportunity. We are here to help!
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