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Frostburg State University’s Master of Education with a concentration in Reading is designed for certified teachers or those who are eligible for certification and wish to specialize in improving student reading abilities. Through this program you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be certified as a reading specialist, literary coach or reading teacher. In addition to your core of nine credits in professional education, you will complete the 21-credit reading core, a three-credit reading capstone experience and six elective credit hours. The program is highly experiential and requires extensive interaction with students one evening per week through a two-semester reading clinic.
Children’s Literature – Study the content and form of children’s literature in books other than school textbooks. Learn to evaluate literature and use literary materials in teaching.
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas – Explore methods used in developing reading skills as part of the teacher’s regular classroom instruction. Understand problems related to teaching students the skills specifically needed to read subject areas.
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties – Investigate the causes of reading problems and how to treat them. Learn about individual and group testing and remedial techniques.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Master of Education - Reading program requirements (PDF).
Also see: FSU’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - Ed.D.
Career Outlook for Reading Specialists:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth of 13% through 2022 for instructional coordinators who specialize in reading. This is slightly higher than the average growth expected across all occupations. This means if you are a K-12 reading specialist who assesses reading abilities and prescribes curriculum to improve skills, your career prospects are favorable. For more information, please visit www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook - Instructional Coordinators).
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