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Reading Education, M.S.

The Master of Science in Reading Education online degree program is an accelerated degree program with courses offered in eight-week sessions. This academic program prepares candidates to initiate methods of action research while utilizing technology to collect and analyze data extracted from both formal and informal assessments. Candidates will gain insight on utilizing individual and collective data to guide differentiate instruction. The course content will provide expertise in diagnosing causes of reading deficiencies and prescribing developmentally appropriate methods and materials to optimize student success. A total of 30 graduate credit hours are required to earn a Master of Science in Reading Education.

General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

Each candidate must also complete an admission packet from the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. The admission packet includes, but is not limited to the following requirements:

  • Proof of a Baccalaureate degree of Education from an accredited university or college with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission
  • Proof from ETS showing passing scores on both parts of PRAXIS II (Curriculum and Instruction and also the PLT)
  • Proof that the candidate holds a current class ‘A’ Educator’s License or is seeking renewal of the  license through attaining college credit hours as  deemed necessary by the Mississippi State Department of Education (Copy of class ‘A’  Educator’s License)
  • Complete an acceptable writing sample and interview process with departmental faculty.

Program Curriculum

Program Course Descriptions

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