Reading Education

Texas State University

12 months
15440 USD/year
15440 USD/year
7880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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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

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

    • $55 nonrefundable application fee


    • $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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