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Master of Science in Education in Reading Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $9,750

Overview


The Master of Science in Education in Reading program at Northwest Missouri State University is designed to give active K-12 educators the tools and resources to assess and adapt curricula to help students with diverse learning styles and reading levels. In this 100% online program, you will learn how to develop reading and writing curricula, implement instructional strategies, design effective assessment programs, and create effective learning environments, programs and strategies that promote literacy.

This MSEd. in Reading program is taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus. Educators who wish to obtain certification must have their transcripts evaluated and take additional coursework beyond the graduate degree.

This 30-hour online program is flexible, with multiple start dates and accelerated coursework so that you can achieve your goal while you continue working. In as few as 12 months, you can be prepared for career roles such as a Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Reading Teacher, or Reading Interventionist.

Upon completion of this 100% online MSEd. in Reading program, you will:

  • Transfer content knowledge and pedagogy into existing classroom settings to reform literacy instruction.
  • Integrate a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction to improve student achievement
  • Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum to support learning in reading and writing
  • Demonstrate the professional dispositions needed to be an effective reading and literature teacher

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Science in Education in Reading Online, students must complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. All courses in this program are 7 weeks in length.

To see the full list of our Master of Science in Education in Reading online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Science in Education in Reading online degree program must hold a valid teaching certificate and a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, plus at least two years of classroom teaching experience.

To learn more about our Master of Science in Education in Reading online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Science in Education in Reading online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. Costs are the same for students in Missouri or from outside the state.

To learn more about our Master of Science in Education in Reading online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Science in Education in Reading online degree program is convenient and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Master of Science in Education in Reading Online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Science in Education in Reading, students must complete the following courses (30 credit hours):

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on the development of skills related to finding, evaluating, analyzing, prioritizing and integrating data sources for the improvement of student learning. Students will retrieve data, develop an action plan for improvement, and create a project demonstrating proficiency in data literacy. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 21 hours field experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to inform literacy leaders of best practices in literacy-based assessment, data analysis and decision-making, and effective communication of results to multiple stakeholders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to survey a broad range of literacy professionals to understand their instructional, curricular, and administrative roles and responsibilities in building and district-level environments. Candidates will examine literacy initiatives, programs, models, instructional strategies, and interventions and their impact on student learning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to examine literacy methodologies, instructional approaches, and resources in the elementary grades as it relates to theory, current research, and practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to examine literacy methodologies, instructional approaches, and resources in the secondary grades as it relates to theory, current research, and practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a literacy-based field experience with a focus learner in an elementary setting. Candidates will assess the focus learner, offer and implement instructional recommendations, evaluate learner growth, and communicate results with multiple stakeholders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a literacy-based field experience with a focus learner in a secondary setting. Candidates will assess the focus learner, offer and implement instructional recommendations, evaluate learner growth, and communicate results with multiple stakeholders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to educate literacy professionals on action research, at the school and classroom-level. Candidates will write a literature review, develop research questions, identify data sources, and begin strategy/intervention implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to educate literacy professionals on action research at the school and classroom-level. Candidates will complete strategy/intervention implementation, analyze data, report findings, consider implications, and offer recommendations to multiple stakeholders that can be utilized to inform policy and practice to benefit student learning.

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Admissions


The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Education in Reading online program. Find out the requirements for the MSEd. in Reading online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

MSEd. in Reading Online Requirements*

  • Valid teaching certificate (can be any area of education; active alternative cert. is accepted)
  • Two or more years of classroom teaching experience
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA 2.75; if GPA is 2.50-2.74, student will have to earn a 3.0 GPA in first six hours of graduate coursework
  • Documentation of one of the following:
    • 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE
    • Successful completion of another Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • National Board Certification
    • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment (MoPTA, EdTPA)
    • Department analytical writing assessment that is evaluated using a writing scoring guide based on the modified CUNY scales with a score of 4.0 or higher

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-9304.

*Certification Process

  • The Missouri Reading certification is available through consultation with an advisor.
  • Additional coursework is required beyond the graduate degree for candidates seeking the Special Reading K-12 certification. A student must have his/her transcripts evaluated to determine which courses have been completed and which courses will be needed in addition to the 10 courses in the Reading program max number of credit hours depends on student's evaluation.
  • Out-of-state students will need to confirm licensure transfers to their home state. As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her home state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.
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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Education in Reading online:

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit hour Course Per Program
MSEd. in Reading $325 $975 $9,750
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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/07/2018 04/23/2018 04/27/2018 05/02/2018 06/22/ 2018
Summer 2 07/02/2018 06/18/2018 06/22/2018 06/27/2018 08/17/2018
Fall 1 08/27/2018 08/13/2018 08/17/2018 08/22/2018 10/12/2018
Fall 2 10/22/2018 10/8/2018 10/12/2018 10/17/2018 12/14/2018
Spring 1 01/14/2019 12/17/2018 12/20/2018 01/9/2019 03/1/2019
Spring 2 03/11/2019 02/25/2019 03/1/2019 03/9/2019 05/3/2019
Summer 1 05/13/2019 04/29/2019 05/3/2019 05/8/2019 06/28/2019
Summer 2 07/8/2019 06/21/2019 06/27/2019 07/2/2019 08/19/2019
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