The graduate Reading program is designed to provide the graduate student seeking advanced educational specialization with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the teaching of reading. The recipient of this degree has the competencies necessary to act as a Reading Specialist, a reading resource teacher or supervisor, or a reading specialist in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. This program fulfills the standards set forth by the Kansas Department of Education for licensure as a Reading Specialist and with the recommendations and guidelines of such professional groups as the International Reading Association. Students seeking the M.Ed. in reading must complete a thirty-six hour graduate program which includes a core curriculum of graduate courses and twenty-seven credit hours of specialized coursework in reading. Students are recommended for a license upon completion of MEd.
Student Learning Outcomes for MEd - Reading Specialist
At the conclusion of the Reading Specialist program, candidates are expected to have:
The Portfolio/Oral Exam Capstone
This option will require documentation and its interpretation related to the licensure/degree objectives of a program. A student will develop a portfolio which demonstrates how each objective of the program was achieved and at what competency level. The student will be required to complete a program evaluation with suggestions for its improvement. An oral examination with the three- member committee is required after each committee member has reviewed the portfolio. The examining committee will consist of the advisor and at least two other faculty members.