The Master of Education in Reading Education program is intended for teachers seeking reading certification who wish to work as a specialized literacy professional in K-12 public and private schools, nonprofit organizations, curriculum publishing companies, and more.
To effectively lead, support and assess reading instruction and curriculum in schools, students gain knowledge and strategies needed through coursework focused on topics such as assessment, reading instruction and intervention, management of reading programs, literacy leadership and coaching, and teaching content area and disciplinary literacy. The coursework is aligned to the International Literacy Association (2017) standards for literacy professionals
The reading education classes are offered fully online, and students participate in a six-credit hour practicum experience at schools and other sites in and around their community. Students may choose to complete their practicum on UCF’s main campus through the college’s reading clinic.
The reading education program leads to K-12 Florida Reading Certification and Reading Endorsement.
This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please view the licensure disclosure for this program.
- The GRE is not required for admission.
- The program admits students during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Students must be a certified teacher or eligible for certification to be considered for admission.
- Beyond transcripts, applicants are also required to submit a resume and professional goal statement.
- The program is designed to prepare students to practice through a “teacher as a researcher” lens.
- Students will have opportunities to work with reading education faculty on collaborative projects, research initiatives and conference presentations, including the UCF Literacy Symposium.
- The reading education faculty members offer live, synchronous office hours.