Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-18 Northeastern State University Graduate Catalog Program: Reading M.Ed. - Major Code 3760 Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Reading M.Ed. - Major Code 3760

OSRHE Program Code: 075
CIP Code: 131315

Master of Education General Information 

(Minimum 33 Semester Hours including Capstone Experience)


The purpose of the Master of Education in Reading program is to facilitate classroom teachers’ in-depth understanding of the reading process and their knowledge of how children learn to read and write. The major emphasis is on effective instruction, curriculum development and assessment within an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Teaching, Early Childhood, and Special Education. The program is also designed to meet all of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) competencies for classroom teachers, reading teachers, reading consultants, and reading supervisors. Both the IRA competencies and the Oklahoma State Objectives for Reading Specialists are embedded within the coursework of this program. Students may elect to take the state certification test in reading upon completion of their master’s degree.


For admission, the applicant for the Master of Education in Reading program must meet the following criteria:

  1. An approved Application for Graduate Admissions:
  2. A grade point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate course work attempted or a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last sixty semester hours of undergraduate coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of education and/or psychology in order to take course in professional education for graduate credit;
  4. Qualified for a standard Oklahoma teacher’s certificate/license;
  5. Reading courses to include methods of instruction and materials in reading;
  6. Methods of teaching elementary language arts or literature for children and/or adolescents.
  7. The MAT or GRE must be taken within the first 16 hours of graduate coursework. It is strongly recommended that it be completed within the first semester of coursework. A score at the 25th percentile is required.

Structure of the Degree Plan

Required Curriculum 21 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
READ 5113 - Emergent & Early Literacy Development
READ 5223 - Intermediate/Middle School/High School Reading Instruction
READ 5323 - Literacy Assessment
READ 5480 - Applied Assessment 4 hours
READ 5510 - Seminar: Literacy Trends & Issues 3 hours
READ 5540 - Practicum in Literacy 3 hours
READ 5572 - Issues in Facilitating Literacy Development

Professional Education 6 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EDUC 5103 - Educational Research
EDUC 5483 - Advanced Educational Measurements

Enrichment 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECED 5413 - Advanced Development of the Young Child
ECED 5583 - Current Trends and Research in Early Childhood
ECED 5713 - Advanced Study, Cognitive Development of Young Children
ECED 5813 - Utilization of Resources in Early Childhood
ECED 5900 - Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
LIBM 5023 - Advanced Materials for Children
LIBM 5313 - Advanced Materials for Young Adults
SLP 4813 - Language Development

Required Capstone Experience 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
READ 5563 - Contemporary Literacy Research