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Reading Specialization - M.A. and M.Ed. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs/index.cfm

Description

The Master of Arts and the Master of Education in Reading Specialization develops practical and professional knowledge that is essential for educators concerned with the improvement of literacy at all instructional levels. Students study the nature of the reading process; the interrelationships between language, literature, and literacy; literacy learning and teaching; the nature and needs of students who find reading difficult; reading as a vehicle for learning and enjoyment; and the role of research in reading.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

M.A. and M.Ed.: This degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

 I. CORE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)
Course Title Credits
CI 6/77310* Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Reading** 3
  6/77319* Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems** 3
  67320 Teacher as Literacy Researcher 3
  6/77323* Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading** 4
  6/77330 Reading in the Content Areas** 3
  6/77351 Perspectives on Literacy Research 3
  6/77352 Literacy Coaching 3
Choose from the following: 6
CI 6/77312 Teaching Writing as Process (3)  
  6/77314 Survey of Young Adult Literature (3)  
  6/77315 Survey of Children's Literature (3)  
  6/77318 Teaching Drama in the Classroom (3)  
  6/87517 New Literacies in Practice (3)  
MCED 50005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading (3)**  
  50007 Teaching Reading with Literature (3)  
Choose from the following: 3
CI 6/77395 Multicultural Voices in Teaching Children's and Young Adult Literature (3)  
CULT 69521 Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society (3)  
  69522 Ethics in Professional Practice (3)  
Choose from the following based on degree***: 1-6
CI 60199 Thesis (6)  
  Individual Investigations and/or Workshops (1-4)  
MINIMUM TOTAL 32


* Must be taken in sequence.

** Required for Reading Endorsement. (MCED 50005 may also be required for Reading Endorsement if student has not taken a phonics course.)

***The M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of coursework; the M.A. degree requires a minimum of 26 hours of coursework plus a thesis for which 6 hours of credit are granted.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.