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Reading [M.A.]


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The Master of Arts in Reading (RDNG) program provides candidates with a strong theoretical foundation in reading and literacy and skills needed to address the needs of K-12 learners, particularly those who require specialized literacy intervention. Candidates gain knowledge of a wide range of instructional and assessment policies, programs, practices, and resources supporting literacy development. Candidates will design literacy environments that engage learners in inquiry, research, and communication, using print and online texts and new and emerging technologies. Finally, candidates gain knowledge and expertise to work successfully in culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 settings.

Career Opportunities
The Master of Arts in Reading leads to the Reading Specialist (BR), a K-12 endorsement from the State of Michigan. Students must complete all required courses in the program and successfully pass the Michigan State Endorsement Test (#092) to gain the endorsement as a Reading Specialist. The Master of Arts in Reading and the State of Michigan endorsement as a K-12 Reading Specialist can lead to a position as a building or district literacy curriculum/reading specialist, literacy coach, or reading teacher for struggling readers.

Accreditation
The EMU College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, approved by the Michigan Department of Education to prepare educational personnel, and nationally recognized by the International Reading Association.

Conceptual Framework
Eastern Michigan University’s advanced professional education program promotes inquiry, advocacy, and leadership education for a diverse and democratic society.

Program Offerings
The Master of Arts in Reading is offered on the main campus at Eastern Michigan University. As in all Master’s Programs, the candidate has six years to complete the Program of Study.

Program Admission


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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Department Information


Teacher Education | Wendy Burke, Ph.D., Department Head | 313 Porter, 734.487.3260, wburke1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Linda Lewis-White, Ph.D., 313 Porter, 734.487.3260, llewiswh@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 32-33 hours


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