About this course
The program objectives for the Master of Education in Reading program focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for reading specialists as outlined in the standards of the International Reading Association (IRA). Specifically, candidates in the proposed program will
- 1. demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction;
- use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing;
- use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction;
- engage students in literacy practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction;
- create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments; and
- recognize the importance of, demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.
Candidates who master the program objectives of the Master of Education in Reading program will have the preparation necessary to serve as reading specialists in the public schools of Oklahoma. The program provides both pedagogy in the teaching of reading and specialized knowledge for working with children who find reading difficult. In addition, the program will prepare reading specialists to review and develop reading curriculum for the schools in which they teach.
- Hold a valid teaching license/certificate
- Two recommendation forms with dispositions
English Language Requirements:
- TOEFL: 550 or higher on the paper-based test (PBT) or 79 or higher on the internet-based test (IBT)
- IELTS: 6.5 or higher