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Department of Childhood Education
and Literacy Studies

M.A. in Reading K-12

Purpose:  The Reading Program is designed for those who wish to become certified in Reading Education K-12 through a master's degree.   Applicants to the Plan II certification program must hold a professional teaching certificate or have graduated from a state-approved certification degree program in education. 

Exams:  Passing scores on the FTCE (SAE --Subject Area Exam Reading K-12) is required to exit/graduate from the program.   Students must provide an official FTCE score report (no copies) to their advisor, in addition to having it reported to USF. 

Transition Point Projects:  Students must successfully complete a Transition Point Project after each block of courses.

Block 1  

Note:  Block 1 must be completed prior to advancing to Block 2.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

RED 6544

Cognition, Comprehension, Content Area Reading: Remediation of Reading Problems

3

RED 6545

Issues in Vocabulary and Word Study

3

RED 6449

Literacy and Technology

3

LAE 6316

Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society

3

TSL 5085

ESOL I:  Teaching Limited English Proficiency Students in K-12.  May be taken anytime during program. This course may be waived with documentation of State ESOL Endorsement or State ESOL Certification plus 120 hours of inservice. 

3

Block 2

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

LAE 6315

Writing and Writers: Trends and Issues

3

RED 6747

History and Models of Reading: Prevention and Intervention of Reading Difficulties

3

EDF 6481

Foundations of Educational Research

3

RED 6748 or EDG 6935

Teacher Research Methods in Reading or Seminar in Curriculum Research

3

Block 3

Note:  All courses in Blocks 1 and 2 must be passed prior to enrolling in Block 3.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

RED 6247

District and School Level Supervision in Reading

3

RED 6540

Assessment in Literacy

3

RED 6846

Practicum in Reading

3

 
Block 1-3 Total
33-36

For further information on the M.A. in Reading Program

we invite you to contact Dr. James R. King at jking9@usf.edu

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