DEPARTMENT OF
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
READING EDUCATION

Master of Education (MEd) (36 credit hours)
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PURPOSE
The Master of Education in Reading provides training toward the preparation of reading intervention teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and reading supervisors. Certification is for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

TIME INVESTMENT
Completion of the M.Ed. Degree requires approximately two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. Courses are available primarily during the afternoon and evening. A limited number of courses are offered during the summer.

COURSEWORK

  Foundations   6 hours    
  Research & Statistics   6 hours    
  Area of Specialization   21 hours    
  Additional Requirement   3 hours    
  TOTAL                                      36 hours    

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • An accurately completed application

(Deadlines: Fall-Feb. 15th, Spring-Nov. 1st, Summer-April 1st)

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An autobiographical sketch
  • A Statement of Interest (300 words minimum)
  • Original transcripts of all College/Universities attended
  • Passing scores on Praxis I (District of Columbia Score requirements)
  • Two years of full-time, documented K-12 teaching experience

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact:           Reading Education Program Coordinator
                        Department of Curriculum and Instruction
                        School of Education, Howard University
                        2441 4th St. NW
                        Washington, DC 20059
                        (202) 806-7343

 

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
READING EDUCATION
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree
36 Hours
FOUNDATIONS (6 semester hours required. Select one from each area.)
   
  Psychological Foundations
    HUDE 201 Human Development (3)
    HUDE 220 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
         
  Sociological Foundations  
    EDUC 367 Diverisity in American Education (3)
    EDAP 231 Multicultural Education Issues and Trends (3)
    EDAP 252 History of Black Education in the United States (3)
    EDAP 251 American Educational Thought (3)
 
RESEARCH SKILLS (6 semester hours required.)
         
    EDUC 373 Studies in Reading and Language Development (3)
    EDUC 379 Research in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
         
         
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION (24 semester hours required.)
    EDUC 250 Foundations and Processes of Reading Acquisition (3)
    EDUC 254 Content Area Reading and Writing I (3)
    EDUC 262 Literature for Children and Adolescents (3)
    EDUC 272 Language, Literacy and Applied Phonics (3)
    EDUC 274 Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Reading (6)
    EDUC 372 Supervision and Leadership in Reading Programs (3)
    EDUC 374 Clinical Practicum in Reading (3)
         
ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS (3 semester hours required.)  
    EDUC 216 Advanced Instructional Technology and Computers (3)
         
PROGRAM MATRICULATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS
 
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Professional Portfolio  
 
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Action Research Paper  
 
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Passing the following examinations  
   
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Expository Writing (1st semester)  
   
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Departmental Comprehensives (Completed one semester prior to or during semester of graduation)  
 
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Academic Good Standing (A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program of study. A student who accumulates nine (9) or more semester hours of grades below B shall be suspended from the graduate program. )  
       

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program of study. A student who accumulates nine (9) or more semester hours of grades below B shall be suspended from the graduate program. The provision applies to each of the several degree programs, but is not cumulative from one degree to another.

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
READING EDUCATION
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree
36 Hours

Ideal M.Ed. Course Scheme – Full-time student (36 hours)

Fall Year 1
EDUC 250 Foundations & Processes of Reading Acquisition (3)
Psychological/Sociological Foundations Course (3)
EDUC 216 Advanced Instructional Technology and Computers (3)

Spring Year 1
EDUC 272 Language, Literacy, & Applied Phonics (3)
EDUC 373 Studies in Reading and Language Development (3)
Psychological/Sociological Foundations Course (3)

Fall Year 2
EDUC 274 Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Reading (3)
EDUC 262 Literature for Children and Adolescents (3)
EDUC 379 Research in Curriculum & Teaching (3)

Spring Year 2
EDUC 254 Content Area Reading & Writing I (3)
EDUC 372 Supervision and Leadership in Reading Programs (3)
EDUC 374 Clinical Practicum in Reading (3)


Updated Fall 2008