Reading and Literacy, M. Ed.
The Reading Master’s degree is designed for pre-K through grade 12 educators who want to learn more about the practical and theoretical aspects of reading and literacy education. People enrolled in the program gain a thorough understanding of the reading process, how children learn to read, how to work with struggling readers, and how bilingual/ESL issues affect learning to read.
Students in the program:
- become more knowledgeable, confident, and competent teachers of reading.
- explore literacy questions that directly relate to their teaching.
- become literacy leaders in their schools, districts, and communities.
- make connections with reading teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to comprehend and critically analyze research and theory related to the reading process and how children and adolescents develop literacy.
- Students will be able to assess the literacy development of children and adolescents, including struggling readers and English Language Learners.
- Students will be able to design appropriate literacy instruction for children and adolescents, including struggling readers and English Language Learners.
- Students seeking certification as a Reading Specialist will be able to provide appropriate literacy related professional development and leadership for all stakeholders of a school/district.
Option Three Students Only: