Reading Specialist

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. in Reading Specialization 
  • Option: Reading Specialist

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:      June 1
Spring: December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Reading Specialization, Reading Specialist option is designed to provide the skills and techniques necessary to work with pupils who have reading problems and to work with teachers in the prevention of reading disabilities. Students completing all requirements are eligible for New Jersey Certification as a Reading Specialist.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores
  • New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or CEAS
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

Prerequisite Coursework

  •  Language Arts/Reading in Preschool/Elementary Curriculum or approved equivalent

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Two years teaching experience required at end of program to be eligible for certification
  • Practicum
  • Research seminar

REQUIRED COURSES – 24 CREDITS

CS 5480

Psychological and Theoretical Foundations of Reading

3 credits

CS 5410

Developmental Reading: Curriculum and Techniques

3 credits

CS 5411

Reading in Secondary Education

3 credits

CS 5412

Reading Disabilities

3 credits

CS 5415

Clinical Practices in the Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities I

3 credits

CS 5416

Clinical Practices in the Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities II

3 credits

CS 5460

Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs

3 credits

CS 5493

Practicum in Reading

3 credits

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES – 3 CREDITS

One course selected from the following, with advisement

CS 5470

Materials and Methods of Instruction for Teachers of Young Children

3 credits

CS 5471

Current Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Reading

3 credits

CS 5600

Remediation in Basic Skills

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

CS 5498

Advanced Seminar: Research in Reading Specialization I

3 credits

CS 5499

Advanced Seminar: Research in Reading Specialization II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. DIANE TRACEY
Hutchinson Hall (J-205)
T. 908.737.3944
dtracey@kean.edu

Updated 12/4/13