Reading MEd Degree
School of Education Graduate Admissions
Dr. Gina Doepker
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Delivery Method: 100% online
Tracks: Master's Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate and UT Tyler Literacy Coaching Certificate (36 Credit Hours). A stand-alone Reading Specialist Certificate option is also available. Requires two years of classroom teaching experience, a standard teaching certificate, a master's degree, completion of required coursework, and state examination.
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Education and Psychology
Cost: Approximately $9,468 for Texas residents based on the 2022-2023 academic year
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes, apply for one or more financial assistance options, including Teachers in Excellence
Scholarships (up to $300 per semester), graduate assistantships and Stafford loans.
Test Score Required*: If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. For consideration for admission to the program, the applicant must either have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, or a GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.25 or higher, or submit GRE score that equals or exceeds 158 verbal and 162 quantitative.
Certification: If a Texas resident, must hold a Texas teacher certificate (any field) and submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units. If a Texas non-resident or international student, must hold a teacher certification (any field) and submit teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units.
Letters of Recommendation: No
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: Yes - submit a written goal statement and initial philosophy of literacy statement
Note: Students admitted to The Graduate School must pay a $250 admission fee to the School of Education Educator Preparation Program. This fee helps cover practicum supervision expenses. This fee is used to supplement program resources (i.e. Needed assessment materials) and practicum supervision expenses.
Applicants seeking the Reading Specialist certification-only, must also hold a master's degree from an accredited institution.
Deadlines: Graduate School Calendar
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.
Career Outlook: Career tracks for completing the graduate reading program include reading specialists, literacy coaches, instructional support teachers, and intervention specialists.
Instructional leaders, a career that encompasses reading specialists and literacy coaches, are expected to experience career growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career growth is anticipated to be 23%, which is far higher than expected for other occupations.
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For additional information on the content of the Reading program, contact:
Dr. Gina Doepker, Program Coordinator