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Reading/Language Arts, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts is designed for practicing professionals in the field. The program develops reflective practitioners with the knowledge and skills for effective reading/language arts instruction.


Candidates will become proactive instructional leaders and literacy advocates of students at all levels of literacy development.

MEd in Reading/Language Arts with Reading Specialist Certification (36 hours)

This degree is designed for both teacher practitioners who want to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application in their classrooms and teachers who are interested in obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification. Candidates for the Reading Specialist Certification must have a valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate along with two years of successful teaching experience before taking the Reading Specialist Exam.


The College of Education’s Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Survey of Reading
  • Literature and Instructional Materials in Reading Programs
  • Cognition and Emergent Literacy
  • The Administration and Supervision of Literacy Programs
  • The Politics of Literacy
  • Digital Literacies
  • Language Arts: Theory and Instruction
  • Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies I
  • Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies II
  • Improvement of Literacy in Secondary Schools and Adult Populations
  • Internship in Reading Supervision

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    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.

General Requirements

  •  Upon completion of the program, what are your goals for your earned Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts degree (If you are seeking Texas Reading Specialist Certification, include those goals as well.)
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate (Note: A minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate and graduate work is expected either overall or within the last 60 hours).
  • If you are interested in the program but have less than a 3.0 in the last 60 hours, contact the program coordinator for further GRE requirements).

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      Tuition Fee

      • International

        12012 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
      • National

        12012 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
      • In-State

        10698 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 5349 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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