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Reading (M.Ed.)

Literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning and future success. Our Master of Education in Reading program helps caring educators like you elevate your career or enhance your teaching skills while empowering young learners and improving student outcomes.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Ed.
  • M.Ed. + Certificate
  • Certificate
Format Option(s)
  • Hybrid (Online + In Person)
Department
College
Program Contact
M.Ed. Reading Program Coordinator
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Bloomsburg University's Masters in Reading/Reading Certification degree program provides theoretical, analytical and practical experiences through the participation in 30 graduate credit hours, including six credit hours of practical experience during the summer session.

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted for summer or fall semester starts.  Applicants to this program must hold a baccalaureate degree and a Level I teaching certificate from an accredited college or university. A complete application packet includes: 

  • A completed graduate school application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) - (minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for full admission)
  • 1-2 page, typed Letter of Intent stating your professional background, experience, and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to your promise as a graduate student and professional leader.
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • PA Child Abuse and Criminal Record Clearances
  • An interview with the program coordinator to clarify program requirements, discuss goals, evaluate academic records, and outline a long-range program.

All materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

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. 

Graduation and Certification

Students seeking an M.Ed. in Reading must complete 30 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.

Courses and Curriculum

READING.540* Introduction to the Teaching of Reading
READING.541* Reading Assessment and Intervention (recommended to be taken directly prior to READING.553 Practicum in Reading or PROFSTUD.595)
READING.545 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs
READING.546* Reading in the Content Areas
READING.550 Literature, Literacy, and Culture
READING.551* Early Language Learning to Guided Reading and Writing
EDL.590 Educational Research and Writing
EDL.518 Teaching Writing for Grades 4-12

Practicum Requirement (6 credits)**:
READING.553 Practicum in Reading, Writing, and Word Study
or
PROFSTUD.595 Internship

Appropriate testing for certification as determined by PDE**

*Prerequisites required to be completed prior to participating in READING.553 Practicum in Reading, Writing and Word Study or PROFSTUD.595 Internship

**Speak to your graduate advisor or program advisor.

READING.540* Introduction to the Teaching of Reading
READING.541* Reading Assessment and Intervention (recommended to be taken directly prior to READING.553 Practicum in Reading or PROFSTUD.595)
READING.545 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs
READING.546* Reading in the Content Areas
READING.550 Literature, Literacy, and Culture
READING.551* Early Language Learning to Guided Reading and Writing

Practicum Requirement (6 credits)**:
READING.553 Practicum in Reading, Writing, and Word Study
or
PROFSTUD.595 Internship

Appropriate testing for certification as determined by PDE**

*Prerequisites required to be completed prior to participating in READING.553 Practicum in Reading, Writing and Word Study or PROFSTUD.595 Internship

**Speak to your graduate advisor or program advisor.

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Our M.Ed. in Reading program is recognized by the International Literacy Association

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