Program Requirements

Hours: 34

A Master of Arts degree with a major in Education and a concentration in reading science is offered to candidates who hold a bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate/license, and wish to specialize in the teaching of reading in grades pre-K through 12. A reading endorsement is embedded in this degree. The reading science concentration features a curriculum based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel report and uses the scientifically-based reading research model.  Graduates of the program will have the skills to implement evidence-based reading instruction and/or intervention.

Prospective candidates for this program must have a valid Ohio teaching license and at least 12 undergraduate credits in reading courses (or the equivalent state-mandated reading core courses).


EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)

EDU 600Integrative Project (1)

EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)

RDG 505Psychology of Reading (3)


RDG 530Phonics/Linguistics (3)

RDG 532Advanced Phonics and Linguistics (3)

RDG 538Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

RDG 540Fluency and Comprehension Development in Reading (3)

RDG 542The Integration of Reading Comprehension and Writing Instruction (3)

RDG 591Practicum in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction I (3)

RDG 592Practicum in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction II (3)

Select one from the following:

RDG 504Children's Literature (3)

RDG 511Content Area Reading (3)

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***