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Reading Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) San Marcos, TX, United States
The Reading Education major at Texas State University consists of course work in language and literacy development, reading and writing theory and research, teaching literacy from PK through grade 16, teaching with children’s/young adult/adult literature, teaching reading and writing in a multilingual/multicultural environment, literacy assessment, and internship.

Overview

Reading Education majors at Texas State University are prepared to meet the International Reading Association professional standards for Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach or the Reading Administrator. Certified teachers with three or more years of teaching experience who successfully complete the major and pass the Professional Reading Specialist Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) qualify for the PK-12 Professional Reading Specialist certificate. An academic minor in reading education is available for those students majoring in other areas. Neither the major nor the minor leads to initial certification as a teacher.

Background check

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Literacy with Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Developmental Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Literacy Methods for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
  • Connecting Reading and Writing in the Classroom

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

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).

General Requirements

  • completed online application
  • $35 nonrefundable Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission)
  •           and either

    • $55 nonrefundable application fee

              or

    • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
    • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
    • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
    • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
    • GRE not required
    • departmental application 
    • copy of official teaching certificate (and preferably at least one year of teaching experience) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15440 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15440 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7880 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for San Marcos

  • 921 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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