Reading ( Reading Education Concentration)

East Tennessee State University

24 months
27693 USD/year
9015 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in reading education is designed to provide the necessary educational experiences for persons who are either preparing to or are already involved in working toward enhancing the reading, writing, and oral language competencies of children and adults.


Candidates are prepared to assume leadership roles in reading education by serving as special reading teachers, clinicians, diagnosticians, program coordinators, reading specialists, and reading supervisors.

The graduate program meets standards of excellence for reading programs of the International Reading Association. Graduate program faculty and candidates work extensively in area schools to provide active practicum experiences.The M.A. in Reading Education is not an initial licensure program. Persons seeking an initial endorsement to teach in Tennessee should enter one of the initial licensure programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Research 
  • Action Research in Reading Education 
  • Linguistics of Reading 
  • Practicum 
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Procedures in Reading 
  • Teaching Reading 
  • Psychology of Reading 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies, persons seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Reading must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.Applicants who seek the Reading Specialist endorsement should also provide the following:

  • three (3) letters of recommendation (at least one from a principal or other individual who serves in a supervisory role)
  • a current résumé; and
  • a copy of current teaching license.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27693 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9015 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9015 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Reading ( Reading Education Concentration)
East Tennessee State University