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Internet Program
Graduate Program


Name: Dr. Alice Sagehorn
Phone: 620-235-4499

Reading - Reading Specialist Certification or Classroom Reading

The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Reading. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. This degree program is for individuals who already hold a teaching license. The Reading Specialist emphasis provides Reading Specialist Licensure, while the Classroom Reading emphasis is designed for the teacher who wishes to be a better classroom reading teacher but does not wish to seek licensure.

Emphasis Areas

Emphasis areas include:

  • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Classroom Reading Teacher

Program Outline

Options available for the degree include:

  • Option I: Thesis
    • This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
  • Option III: Course Work
    • This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

Required Courses

Admission Requirements

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Teaching license
  • Two letters of reference
  • Writing sample