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Reading Specialist

Mercer University

M.Ed.
24 months
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About

The 30-semester hour M.Ed. Reading Specialist is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of currently certified educators in grades P-12. The major goal of the program is to enable candidates to develop knowledge, skills, and strategies and to become collaborators/mediators in improving literacy performance for all students. 

Overview

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 

  • Understand research-based knowledge of language acquisition, reading processes, and theories of reading development 
  • Understand the roles of phonological and phonemic awareness and word-analysis skills in promoting reading development
  • Develop and implement effective curriculum to promote reading development
  • Interpret and communicate reading assessment information
PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL

Students are admitted three times a year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. The 16-month program is offered on the Atlanta campus in an in-class, face-to-face format. Students attend class on a year-round calendar. Each class is delivered in 16-week semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Philosophy & Teacher Leadership
  • Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Curriculum Practices in ECE/MGE/SEC
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Intro to Educational Research 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

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.
3

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

Funding

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