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Master of Education in Reading Literacy Online

Overview

There is no greater gift that a teacher can give a student than the skill of reading!

Belhaven University’s Master of Education in Reading Literacy program is an online degree in reading education that offers advanced skills and specialized training for teachers who want to impact schools in the area of reading. This Master of Reading program prepares students for today's educational system where there has been a heavy emphasis on evaluating academic achievement. Teachers who enroll in the program will learn how to diagnose and assess student reading problems, as well as improve their own and other teachers’ ability to meet those needs.

This degree path is intended for those who hold a valid standard teaching license. The online curriculum prepares participants with the most knowledgeable and current practices in reading. Internships and practicum field experiences will provide an opportunity to apply classroom principles and techniques.

A master’s degree in reading can put teachers into supervisory and leadership roles in education. Many school districts use literacy coaches or reading specialists to improve instruction. Additional job possibilities include a variety of instructional settings and collegiate positions such as teaching remedial reading on the college level. This degree path is specialized and may lead to a specialist degree or a doctorate in reading.

Master of Education in Reading Literacy Online Degree Curriculum Summary

The Master of Education in Reading Literacy can be completed within two years.

Course #MED Core CoursesCredits
EDU600 MED Orientation Seminar 0
REA608 Early Literacy Instruction 3
EDU612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
REA622 Teaching Reading Skills and Comprehension 3
EDU630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies Across the Content Areas 3
EDU610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
REA629 Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, and Remediation 3
REA617 Content Area Literacy 3
Area of Emphasis
REA611 Literature and Literacy 3
REA632 Practicum in Reading 3
REA627 Middle Grade Literacy (4-8) 3
Capstone Course
EDU625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
TOTAL 33

Course Descriptions

See Master of Education in Reading Literacy course descriptions.


Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, please contact us at 844-848-0900 or onlineadmission@belhaven.edu.

Steps to apply:

  1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission and SUBMIT $25 APPLICATION Fee.
  2. SUBMIT PROOF OF LICENSURE AND TRANSCRIPTS

    • Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate degree granting institution and official transcripts from institutions where you have completed graduate coursework. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or a minimum GPA of 3.0 on any graduate work previously completed. Download the Transcript Request Form. See Transferability of Credit Notice.
    • Provide evidence of holding a valid standard teaching license.
    • Proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States or by a minimum score of 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  3. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

  4. MILITARY CREDIT

    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
  5. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

    Applicants who do not meet the GPA admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the Master of Reading program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

    • Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.R. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average on the first nine semester hours of graduate work in order to continue in the program.
    • The student may be asked to submit an essay or recommendations for review by the program committee.
  6. NON-DEGREE SEEKING, SPECIAL STUDENT APPLICATION PROCESS

    • Submit a completed application for admission with fee of $25.
    • Non-degree seeking students must submit an official transcript from their undergraduate/graduate degree-granting colleges/universities.
    • Non-degree seeking students, after attempting six semester hours, must either apply for admission as a degree-seeking student or make a request to be continued as a non-degree seeking student (maximum of 12 hours).