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Online Master of Science in Education in Reading

Complete Coursework: As little as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $294 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

Make a meaningful impact on student literacy with the A-State Master of Science in Education in Reading. Designed to offer educators and educators-in-training a planned program of study that focuses on the skills and techniques of teaching reading, it includes the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. This 100% online M.S. degree program also provides close interaction with experienced, graduate reading faculty and practice with K-12 diagnostic assessments, interventions and methods, to prepare you for literacy leadership within your school and district.

Learn diverse strategies to work with the struggling reader in early childhood through secondary levels in this program aligned with International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards 2010. Prepare for the reading specialist certification exam and gain knowledge essential for roles as a school literacy coach, school or district reading intervention specialist and literacy specialist at regional education service cooperatives.

Students in this degree program are required to complete 30 hours of coursework, which includes participation in the Arkansas Delta Writing Project model and clinical experiences in the correction of reading difficulties. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

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A study of reading and the reading process. The symbolic nature of reading is emphasized. Comparisons are made with the traditional presentations of reading and implications for instructional decision-making are suggested.
Focuses on the development of literacy skills, birth through primary grades, including the process of exposure to words and print, and the opportunity to write as a part of the literacy process. This course maintains alignment with state and national standards.
This course helps develop perspectives that are essential for educators to understand and fulfill ethical and professional responsibilities in their respective areas, including communication with various audiences, reflection, self-assessment and advocacy within the context of cultural diversity and democratic pluralism.
Clinical experiences in assessment and intervention in reading and related areas.
Analyzes current federal initiatives and reform policies related to adolescent literacy. Examines the social and cognitive processes related to adolescent literacy. Study of methods to facilitate literacy learning for adolescents in all curricular areas.
Authentic experiences in personal and professional process writing in the National Writing Project workshop setting, and analysis of reform positions on writing instruction.
An examination of current research on literacy cognition, reading disorders, and research-based methodologies for reading instruction, with implications for instruction.
Examines literacy issues in the context of multicultural education and culturally responsive pedagogy with a focus on the differentiation of literacy needs among various student cultures and special needs students. Presentation and rehearsal of explicit literacy instruction to enhance comprehension.
An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.
Clinical experiences in the correction of reading difficulties with emphasis on utilizing assessment data for professional development as a reading specialist in organizing and supervising school-wide reading reform. Prerequisite: RDNG 6333, or permission of professor.
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