The fully online MS in Reading program at University at Albany was established in 2000, with faculty who have extensive experience teaching in this format, and support systems to continuously improve and expand the high quality online offerings. U.S. News and World Report ranked our online programs (Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading) top in NYS and throughout the northeast and 8th nationally. The courses are taught in the evenings and/or online to facilitate schedules for full-time professionals. We offer a full array of summer courses—both required and electives—to meet the needs of those professionals. In addition, we work closely with New York school district teachers and administrators to regularly update and revise all courses to situate graduates with the most current knowledge in the field.
This program is intended for people who work in literacy settings, yet not in the traditional B-12 school settings requiring teacher certification. For example, literacy volunteers, international students, parents, private school providers, after school program coordinators, counselors in prison settings, and so forth may apply for this graduate degree. It is also open to teachers with expired certification who are interested in working in the non-school setting. The intent of the program is to help graduate students learn about teaching literacy, especially how to engage children and young adults in literacy learning.
Focused courses that differentiate between preschool, elementary, middle school, and secondary literacy theory and practice. While all students will take certain required courses, there is flexibility built into the program structure to encourage individual interests.
Program of StudyRequired Courses
The fully online MS in Reading degree is intended for people who work in literacy settings, yet not in the traditional B-12 school settings requiring teacher certification. For example, literacy volunteers, international students, parents, private school providers, after school program coordinators, counselors in prison settings, and so forth.
Most of our courses are taught by full-time faculty with a PhD and experienced literacy specialists. Maximum of 25 students/course in online classes.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part-time students may take 3-6 credits each semester
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
The per credit rate for out of state residents is $944.
For in-state students, the per credit rate is $462.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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