The Master of Education in reading is an accelerated online degree program that helps novice and veteran teachers further their education to become licensed specialists in one of three concentrations: reading, literacy and culture, or intervention. Candidates of this program may continue teaching while they learn a multitude of skills, such as diagnosing reading difficulties, developing strategies for vocabulary and comprehension, and teaching children with diverse needs. The program also includes supervised clinical experiences in early intervention, summer reading practicum, and an advanced reading practicum.
Required Courses (15 hours)
Elective Courses (9 hours)
Program Concentration Courses (12-15 hours)
Students who wish to pursue this program must meet the following requirements:
• Hold a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work), or a master’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
• Have a valid, initial or standard teaching license (Arkansas or other state)
• Receive favorable recommendation as the result of an interview with the reading program faculty
• Have a minimum of one year classroom teaching experience
• Be currently employed in a school setting
• Have two letters of recommendation from professors, colleagues, or administrators.
All applicants are responsible for securing information related to state licensure as a reading specialist (Arkansas or other state) to ensure that they meet state licensure requirements during or after the completion of coursework toward the degree.
Conditional admission requirements and more details about the program may be found in the program’s academic catalog entry.
Read more about the UALR Graduate School’s admissions process here.
The Master of Education in reading is a 36-hour online degree program that includes 15 common requirement hours and 21 hours of concentrated reading course work. Candidates must earn a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in the program.
Prior to graduation, candidates must pass a comprehensive exam and the Praxis II for reading specialist. Graduates with at least three years of teaching experience are then eligible to obtain reading specialist licensure in the state of Arkansas.
See the Graduate Catalog for more details about this program.
Dr. Linda Dorn | 501.569.3479 | email@example.com
Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor
UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
- Cost per credit hour: $370