Develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to become a reading specialist.
The School of Teacher Education offers graduate and doctoral degree options for teachers who are seeking reading education positions at the school, district, and university levels. Additionally, a graduate certificate is available for classroom teachers interested in adding a Reading Endorsement to their teacher certification.
Master of Education
Reading Education (MEd)
The Master of Education in Reading Education prepares teachers for certification as reading specialists (e.g., reading coach, reading expert, reading resource teacher, reading/language arts supervisor) in grades K-12 in public schools and private reading laboratories or clinics. Diagnosis of reading disabilities, techniques of corrective reading, psychological measurement, reading in the content fields, management of reading programs, reading trends and research, and dimensions of the language arts other than reading are included with considerable emphasis on practica with disabled readers from the early childhood to adult levels. Professionals currently certified as Florida teachers are eligible to pursue a degree in the program.
The Reading Education MEd program meets the educational eligibility criteria for the Reading (K-12) certification in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you in your career planning.
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Reading Education is to provide classroom teachers with an emphasis on research-based strategies for teaching reading. Courses in the graduate certificate program support the development of Florida Reading Endorsement Competencies.
The aim of the certificate program is to help prepare in-service classroom teachers in the teaching of reading through a straightforward, concise presentation of essential knowledge of performance areas.
Doctor of Philosophy
Education (PhD) – Reading Education
The Reading Education track in the Education, PhD program is designed to provide further education for those aspiring to work in the area of education at the post-secondary level (four-year college and/or research university) or as a lead teacher/resource teacher for a school district. The program assumes prior study in reading education. The Reading Education track in the Education PhD program is designed to provide further education for those aspiring to work in the area of education at the post-secondary level (four-year college and/or research university) or as a lead teacher/resource teacher for a school district. The program assumes prior study in reading education.