Administered by Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Effective Fall 2008
Admission: Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants to this degree program must:
Retention: Students must maintain a QPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.
Transfer credits: A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate-level coursework may be transferred from an accredited institution; a maximum of 12 semester hours may be transferred from graduate courses completed at Bloomsburg University. Transfer courses must carry a grade of B or higher and must be completed no more than six years from the expected date of graduation. Transfer credits may be requested or submitted at any time during the student's six-year program, but require prior approval from the student's advisor and the assistant vice president and dean of graduate studies and research. See Graduate Policies for additional information
Graduation and Certification: Students seeking an M.Ed. in Reading must complete 36 semester hours with a cumulative QPA of 3.0. All requirements must be completed within six years from the date of admission into the program. Students must re-enroll for all courses that exceed the six-year program completion deadline outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Students seeking reading specialist certification must earn a minimum score of 570 on the Praxis specialty area test for reading specialists.
Required Courses for Reading Specialist Certification (24 credits)
63.540 Introduction to the Teaching of Reading
63.541 Reading Assessment and Intervention
63.545 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs
63.546 Reading in the Content Areas
63.550 Literature, Literacy, and Culture
63.551 Early Literacy Learning: Guided Reading and Writing
63.553 Practicum in Reading, Writing, and Word Study (6 credits)
Required Courses for M.Ed. in Reading (36 credits)
All of the above courses plus:
60.584 Curriculum and Instructional Theory, Design, and Development
Two Electives: Students may either choose the following electives in the reading program, or courses from a related field if approved by the faculty advisor.
63.548 Reading Instruction for the At-Risk Learner
63.552 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
63.559 Writing Process in the Classroom