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Reading Specialization - M.A. and M.Ed. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580


The Master of Arts and the Master of Education in Reading Specialization develops practical and professional knowledge that is essential for educators concerned with the improvement of literacy at all instructional levels. Students study the nature of the reading process; the interrelationships between language, literature, and literacy; literacy learning and teaching; the nature and needs of students who find reading difficult; reading as a vehicle for learning and enjoyment; and the role of research in reading.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation.

Graduation Requirements

M.A. and M.Ed.: This degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required.