Reading Emphasis Courses

Southwest Minnesota State University is offering a Master of Science in Education with Reading emphasis. The reading emphasis is also available as a reading licensure if you are not looking for a full master's degree. 
This emphasis allows students to add to their knowledge of teaching reading through research-based coursework. You can either earn the 15 credits in reading through the licensure option or take the core education courses in addition to the 15 reading emphasis credits for a master's degree. This two-year program is offered fully online. 

The five reading courses will be offered COMPLETELY ONLINE. All education courses are offered online during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

MASTER’S DEGREE CURRICULUM

CORE COURSES (19 Credits)

ED 623: Professional Planning & Assessment - 2 cr.
ED 625: 21st Century Brain-Based Teaching and Learning - 3 cr.
ED 632: Linking Pedagogy and Content - 3 cr.
ED 635: Content & Curriculum Development - 3 cr.
ED 622: Research in Education - 3 cr.
ED 624: Research Project Design - 3 cr.
ED 627: Research Project Implementation - 2 cr. 

Total: 19 Credits

PROFESSIONAL FIELD EMPHASIS IN READING (15 Credits)

ED 564: Advanced Developmental Reading Methods & Research - 3cr.
ED 550: Reading Assessment & Evaluation - 3cr.
ED 551: Differentiated Reading Instruction - 3cr.
ED 502: Early Literacy & Linguistics - 3cr.
ED 547: Teaching of Literacy - 3cr. 
Total: 15 Credits

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are available and suggested to be taken, please check the reading emphasis advising sheet. 

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

Last Modified: 11/17/17 11:14 AM