Literacy makes all the difference.Master of Education in Reading Education

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Why Choose Our Program?

Our program is committed to making a difference in K-12 children’s literacy experiences at the classroom, district, and state levels. Our goal is to prepare teachers in critiquing and synthesizing reading theory, applying diagnostic assessments, and incorporating instructional practices into curricular programs to enrich K-12 children’s educational outcomes.  Our program:

  • Is offered in 8-week sessions.
  • Can be completed in two years (30 credit hours).
  • Allows you to earn your reading endorsement and masters degree at the same time
  • Is hybrid, meeting in person once a week.
  • Welcomes students from a variety of educational backgrounds (K-12 teachers, administrators, district leaders, Teach for America educators,
    charter teachers, and more).
  • Is eligible for financial aid opportunities because it is a masters degree versus a certificate.

This program is not currently accepting applications.

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About Our Program

Our program prepares educators to work with struggling readers, adolescent learners, and special needs students, to respond to urban literacy issues, and to use various digital technologies to better engage today's students. Graduates are prepared to take on leadership roles and positions in the area of reading education in their communities and school districts.

Required Sequence of Courses (30)
Year 1

Summer (6)

  • READ 501: Foundations of Elementary Reading Instruction (3)
  • READ 505: Methods of Teaching Elementary Language Arts (3)

Fall (6)

  • READ 510: Administration and Interpretation of Reading Assessment (3)
  • READ 515: Techniques of Corrective of Remedial Reading (3)

Spring (6)

  • READ 520: Supervised Reading Practicum I (3)
  • READ 525: Educational Reading Research (3)

Year 2
Summer (6)

  • READ 530: Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities (3)
  • READ 535: Literature for Children and Adolescents (3)

Fall (6)

  • READ 545: Educational Measurement (3)
  • READ 550: Supervised Reading Practicum II (3)

AdmissionsHow to Apply

Application deadline date of May 28th and decisions will be released by June 4th
 

Current Professional Teaching Certificate (3 or more years teaching experience):

  • Completed JU Application 
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (recent or current administrator) 
  • 250-Word Statement of Intent 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Teaching Certificate (less than 3 years teaching experience):

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 from recent or current administrator) 
  • 250-Word Statement of Intent 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 

Current Temporary Teaching Certificate:

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 from recent or current administrator) 
  • 250-Word Statement of Intent 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 
  • GRE Score if student has below a 3.0 GPA 
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“Our program provides graduate students opportunities in each course to apply their learning by teaching children in the JU Reading Center using high-quality multisensory and multicultural instructional materials. This unique hands-on approach to teaching and learning prepares our graduates for specialized reading and literacy positions.”

-Dr. Rob Kelly

This program is not currently accepting applications.

Contact Information School of Education

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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