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.

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Faculty Contact: Michelle Kelley, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator: Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Ph.D.

Graduate Programs

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.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Graduate Certificate

Reading Education

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.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Doctoral Program

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.

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