MA-Reading   (MA-RDEE)
MEd-Reading   (MED-RDEE)
MS-Reading   (MS-RDEE)

The MEd degree in Reading is primarily for certified teachers interested in advanced studies in literacy learning, with emphasis on both developmental and remedial reading and writing instruction pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The MEd in Reading Program can lead to an All-Level Reading Certification. The MS in Reading is primarily for certified teachers who seek a program that focuses their coursework on content directly related to the teaching of literacy. The Master of Arts in Reading is primarily for certified teachers interested in literacy's role in the development of learning. The major in reading prepares graduates for careers in both public and private educational settings in which the primary focus is on teaching, supervising, or directing literacy learning in developmental, remedial, and/or enrichment settings. A graduate with a major in reading should possess knowledge of the physiological and psychological growth of children, research literature in literacy learning, and in the ability to diagnose, prescribe, instruct, and evaluate learners in the area of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and other skills related to literacy.

  • The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One of the following:

    • Valid teaching certificate
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores or
    • Official General Test GRE scores
  • If you are applying to the program above and are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at  

    H1B or H4 applicants will be required to submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the admission documents listed above.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.