Master of Education in Reading

The M.Ed. in Reading program prepares individuals to work as reading specialists in private, public, and charter schools across the state of Texas. This online 30-hour graduate program gives educators the tools they need to identify the needs of struggling and advanced readers at all levels of EC-12.

Additionally, skills necessary for identification of reading difficulties, teacher mentoring, and professional development are acquired through practical experience and theory application. After advanced study in reading theory and research, graduates will fill leadership roles on elementary and secondary campuses as well as in administrative positions serving as curriculum and instructional specialists.

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Emily Dean-Associate Professor of Education Studies

Dr. Emily Dean

Associate Professor of Education, Director of Houston Lantrip Center for Literacy & Learning 325-671-5784

Degrees

  • Master of Education in Reading Education (M.Ed.)

Why earn a Master's of Education in Reading at HSU?

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Online on Your Time

Online 30-hour program leads to quick completion of a highly sought after, graduate-level, teaching certification.

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Highly Effective

100% pass rate by HSU MEd READ graduates on the Reading Specialist TExES certification exam.

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Kids in Need

15-20% of the school-age population has difficulty acquiring reading skills. Reading Specialists help lessen the effects of reading difficulty on overall academic success.

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Program Details

Reading Specialist Education (READ)
Students majoring in reading specialist education will complete the 36 semester hours listed below
and 160 internship hours.
Core Requirements
EDUC 5380 Digital Media and Curriculum Integration 3
EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Techniques 3
EDUC 6305 Trend and Issue in Education 3
Content Requirements
READ 6307 Change in Reading Instruction: Trends and Issues 3
READ 6308 Assessment/Instruction I: The Emergent Reader 3
READ 6309 Assessment/Instruction II: The Developing Reader 3
READ 6310 Directing Reading Instruction 3
READ 6312 Child and Young Adult Literature 3
READ 6315 The Reading Specialist 3
READ 6319 Assessment/Instruction III: The Disabled Reader 3
Total 30

Applicants for the Master of Education degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and meet two of the following three admission requirements:

  1. GPA of 3.00 in all upper-level course work (junior and senior level courses) or overall
    undergraduate GPA of 2.70.
  2. GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work appropriate to the intended field of study.
  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal sub-test.

After advanced study in reading theory and research, graduates will fill leadership roles such as grade level leaders and reading interventionist on elementary and secondary campuses as well as in administrative positions serving as curriculum and instructional specialists.

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Office of Accountability have awarded Hardin-Simmons University Teacher Education Program a rating of “Accredited” under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation authorized by Texas Education Code 21.045 every year since rating of teacher preparation entities has been awarded. Educator preparation programs are held accountable for the performance of their graduates on the state credentialing examinations required for certification. Programs must achieve a minimum pass rate on the tests by disaggregated subgroups (All, Male, Female, White, Hispanic, African American, Other) to receive a rating of “Accredited.”

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