2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

83 Reading Education Dr. Emily Dean, Program Director Admission Criteria Applicants for the Master of Education degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Admission to graduate study in gifted and talented educationand reading specialist requires meeting two of the three academic standards as listed below and receiving the endorsement of the program director. Academic Standards 4. GPA of 3.00 in all upper-level course work (junior and senior level courses) or overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70. 5. GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work appropriate to the intended field of study. 6. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal sub-test. Departmental Endorsement Admission to the program requires review and recommendation by the director of the program via a personal interview. All undergraduate prerequisites and/or transfer work must be approved by the director of the program and the dean of graduate studies. Curriculum 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 Education Electives……………………………………………………………………….6 Total……………………………………………………………………………………..36 Master Reading Teacher Certificate The master reading teacher is an individual who holds a Master Reading Teacher Certificate (MRTC) and whose primary duties are to teach reading and to serve as a reading mentor to other teachers. The Master Reading Teacher Certificate has been implemented as part of the Texas Reading Initiative to ensure that all Texas students are reading on grade level by the end of the third grade and that the reading knowledge and skills grow throughout their public school careers. The MRTC may be obtained in two ways: 1. An individual who holds a Reading Specialist Certificate must complete an SBEC approved Master Reading Teacher preparation program.

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