Reading Education

M.Ed. and Ed.S. Reading Education

Requirements of the Major


Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:
  • Thorough understanding of important topics, issues, theories and practices in education in general and within the specific field of reading.
  • Thorough understanding of important topics, issues, theories and practices in education in general and within the specific field of reading education
  • Strong content knowledge required to teach the specific disciplines of reading education and a commitment to professional growth that will continue throughout their careers
  • Ability to effectively communicate understandings to peers and learners in appropriate forms and through a variety of forums 
  • Enthusiasm for developing lifelong habits of mind that facilitate reflection, clear thinking, critical judgment, innovation and a problem-solving orientation
  • A cohesive pedagogical style that integrates attitudes and dispositions with knowledge and skills
  • Appropriate types of professional behaviors
  • Ability to integrate technology into instruction 
  • A commitment to excellence and human dignity in all aspects of teaching, learning, and leadership
  • Informed decision making that is reflective, ethical and caring
  • Disposition to collaborate with other educators, parents, and community representatives to support educational excellence
  • Ability to take informed stands on significant issues within the school and in the community
  • A variety of ways of knowing and evaluating information and ideas