Teacher Education Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Reading
Why participate in the Reading Master’s program? It broadens teachers’ perspectives on learning through reading and writing for all students.
What are my choices in the Reading Master’s program?
I. Masters of Science in Reading:
A. Entry Requirements: an undergraduate degree in education and teaching certificate
B. Program Requirements: The Masters of Science in Reading is a thirty-six (36) credit hour program. Courses include theory, practice, and research related to reading and other language arts; theories of learning and literacy; literature; assessment and evaluation of literacy learning with young students, and critical examination of literacy practices.
C. Exit Options:
1. Comprehensive Exam 2. Portfolio 3. Thesis
D. Adding the Reading Endorsement: To add a Reading Specialist endorsement to a Nebraska teaching certificate also requires two years of contracted teaching.
II. Reading Endorsement ONLY: This endorsement meets K-12 Nebraska requirements as well as similar endorsements in other states.
A. Entry Requirement In addition to a teaching certificate/license:
1. A Masters degree in education
2.Twelve (12) advisor-accepted graduate education hours.
B. Program Requirements:
The Reading Endorsement requires eighteen (18) credit hours (three of which are elective to be determined in consultation with an advisor). Required courses included reading theories and processes, principles and practices, applications and instruction, assessment and research. (Nebraska requires two years of contracted teaching to quality for a NE reading endorsement).
For information contact:
Dr. Wilma Kuhlman