Master of Education in Reading

Master of Education in Reading - Curriculum


These prerequisites are required if a candidate for the degree does not have a valid teaching certificate or current teaching license.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDRE 312 / 512 Reading Methods for Early Childhood 3
EDRE 314 / 514 Reading Methods for Middle Childhood 3
EDRE 471 / 671 Content Area Literacy 3
An undergraduate course in children's literature or adolescent literature.

In addition, the graduate candidate must have (or be in the process of completing) a valid teaching certificate or license.

Core Requirements

The following 9 hours of core courses are required for the M.Ed. degree.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDFD 500 History and Philosophy of American Education
EDFD 505 Organization of Educational Systems in the U.S.
EDFD 507 Educational Research
EDFD 508 Educational Research Paper

Content Requirements

Twenty-one (21) hours of graduate coursework are required for both the reading endorsement and the M.Ed in Reading. Fifteen (15) hours are required in current reading content and research. And, six (6) hours are required in Children's Literature.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDRE 569 Foundations of Literacy
EDRE 671 Content Area Literacy
EDRE 672 Theories of Reading
EDRE 678 Literacy Assessments: Administration, Analysis, and Application 
EDRE 679 Practicum in Reading 3


The remaining six hours may be chosen from the following:

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDCH 501 Advanced Children's Literature
EDCH 505 Storytelling as a Cultural Craft 3
EDCH 510 Writing and Publishing for Children 3
EDCH 515 Adolescent Literature
EDCH 520 Multicultural Literature 3
EDCH 524 Children's Literature for Early Childhood 3
EDCH 526 Children's Literature for Middle Childhood 3
EDCH 528 Topics in Children's Literature 3
EDME 562 Phonics and Orton Gillingham 3
EDRE 675 Current Research in Reading 3
EDRE 676 Teaching the Writing Process (Gr. 4 - 12) 3
EDRE 685 Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs 3

Students completing their studies for the M.Ed. in Reading must pass a comprehensive examination and must be able to write knowledgeably on the following areas of reading: literacy development, balanced reading and writing programs, reading theory, content area literacy, and diagnosis and remediation of reading.

Please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor for additional information. You may contact the Department of Reading/TESOL at 513-745-3797 or to schedule an appointment.