The Master of Science in Reading, Classroom Reading Teacher program focuses on preparing licensed teachers in classrooms from kindergarten through grade 12. Graduate students in this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a Classroom Reading Teacher. The program is based on the Kansas Literacy Standards and the International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals.
The Master of Science in Reading with an emphasis in Classroom Reading Teacher program includes 36 graduate credit hours completely ONLINE. The program was created for the busy classroom teacher. All assignments and the practicum were designed to be completed in whatever grade level you teach. The program can be completed in either two years by taking two courses per semester or four years by taking one class per semester.
The program requires a teaching license for completion and is open to out-of-state or international candidates. Coursework in this program may be transferred to other states with the approval of the appropriate licensing agency. This program does not lead to licensure or an endorsement to the teaching license in Kansas.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Reading, Classroom Reading Teacher program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as a Classroom Reading Teacher. Classroom teachers will learn to work more effectively with a variety of students. As you move through the coursework you will learn to take theory into practice in your own classroom.
There is one practicum included in the program which can be completed in the graduate candidate’s classroom. Literacy topics that interest you can be researched in the Methods of Research course. This course is based on the principles of Action Research. Action Research assists the classroom teacher focus on a question or topic in order to improve the quality of literacy teaching, curriculum or assessment.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
Students in the Reading (Classroom Reading Teacher) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.