Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach reading?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in reading that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to better address the needs of their students in this critical learning area.

The concentration consists of 30 hours of coursework.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in reading to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-E 545 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Elementary Reading 3
EDUC-X 590 Research in Reading 3
Reading Courses - 15 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-X 504 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom 3
EDUC-L 520 Advanced Study of Foreign Language Teaching 3
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Special Education 1
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop: Technology as a Teaching Tool 1
EDUC-X 525 Practicum: Impacting Student Learning 1
EDUC-X 525 Practicum in Reading: Literacy Leadership 3
Secondary Reading Courses - 9 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools 3
EDUC-S 516 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School English Language Arts 3


Please contact Dr. Lisa Hoffman or Susan Ridout for advising information on education requirements.


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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137

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Susan Ridout Ph.D.


Hillside Hall 12
Phone: (812) 941-2367

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