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MA-Reading   (MA-RDEE)  for certified teachers
MEd-Reading   (MED-RDEE)
for certified teachers
MS-Reading   (MS-RDEE) 
seeking initial teacher certification as part of the master's degree

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 applicants who want to become 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.

Applicants for the MS/MA in Reading must also apply for the PBTC (Post Baccalaureate Teacher/Alternative Certification program).  It requires students to complete a minimum of two (2) non-alternative certification courses, maintain a 3.0 or above graduate GPA prior to applying for the PBTC program.  Once the graduate courses are completed, please complete and submit the ACP application.  There is an additional $50 application fee required for the ACP application.

  • 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 (MED applicants)
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores or
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • MS/MA applicants may submit the PACT or PRAXIS
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

  • If you are applying to the program above and are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at  

    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.