School of Education & Human Services
Reading Specialist K-12
The Master of Education with a concentration in Reading is designed to prepare educators to serve as building/campus-level Reading Specialists. This program is designed with an emphasis on teaching the English language learner. The concentration leads to advanced certification as a reading specialist, K-12, from the Maryland State Department of Education.
The following courses or their equivalent as determined by the program director:
For Elementary Certified Teachers:
For Secondary Certified Teachers:
MEDUC 501 Current Trends in Education 3 cr.
MEDUC 503 Educational Assessment and Measurement 3 cr.
MEDUC 524 Fundamentals of Educational Research 3 cr.
MEDUC 525 Research Thesis (to be taken within the last 9 credits of the program) 3 cr.
MEDUC 600 Roles of the Reading Specialist 3 cr.
MEDUC 601 Advanced Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3 cr.
MEDUC 602 Teaching Reading to English Language Learners 3 cr.
MEDUC 603 Teaching Reading in the Content Area for English Language Learners 3 cr.
MEDUC 604 Reading Assessment Seminar 3 cr.
MEDUC 605 Reading Specialist Practicum* 6 cr.
Electives (choose one):
MEDUC 504 Technology for Learning 3 cr.
MSPED 508 Students with Special Needs and Diverse Learning Styles 3 cr.
MSPED 510 Reading Assessment and Intervention 3 cr.
MSPED 511 Management for Inclusive Settings 3 cr.
MEDUC 528 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3 cr.
MEDUC 532 Materials for Teaching Reading 3 cr.
Total Credits = 36
* All courses can be completed in the evenings except MEDUC 605 Reading Specialist Practicum. The practicum requires 90 hours of on-site experiences that can only be completed during the day (fee applies).