Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading Online

Lead schoolwide reading programs and classroom literacy instruction when you gain advanced knowledge in reading, phonics, vocabulary, word recognition and comprehension. This program prepares you to take the Oklahoma ESL Subject Area Test required for the ESL certification.

Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24
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Program Overview

Explore our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online

Elevate your literacy expertise with a 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Reading from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Improve your support for struggling readers and master administering, evaluating and responding to reading assessments when you utilize our data-informed curriculum. Be prepared to lead classroom literacy instruction and school-wide reading programs when you gain advanced knowledge in phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Plus, you will learn from highly qualified, widely published and doctorate-prepared faculty members who are committed to your success.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the foundations of reading, phonics, vocabulary, word recognition and comprehension at an advanced level
  • Develop effective instructional strategies for reading and writing
  • Understand the effects of literacy materials and environments on learning to read and write
  • Assess ESL learners in a K-12 classroom regarding ESL materials selection, instruction, literacy and content-area instructions (L2 and ESL) as well as sheltered English instruction (SIOP)
  • Meet the TESOL/CAEP standards for candidates who are preparing for the ESL Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT)
  • Understand the foundations of reading, phonics, vocabulary, word recognition and comprehension at an advanced level
  • Develop effective instructional strategies for reading and writing
  • Understand the effects of literacy materials and environments on learning to read and write
  • Assess ESL learners in a K-12 classroom regarding ESL materials selection, instruction, literacy and content-area instructions (L2 and ESL) as well as sheltered English instruction (SIOP)
  • Meet the TESOL/CAEP standards for candidates who are preparing for the ESL Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT)

As a graduate of this online reading C&I master's program, you will have the advanced reading instruction expertise that prepares you for higher roles, such as:

  • Curriculum Designer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Educational Consultant
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Staff Development Specialist
  • Adult Education Program Designer
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Educational Consultant
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Staff Development Specialist
  • Adult Education Program Designer

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SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs.

Total Tuition, Including Fees $8,400*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

Invest in your education with our affordable tuition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $8,400*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

Mark these important dates on your calendar

At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/4/242/19/242/19/243/1/244/17/244/28/24
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/245/28/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/26/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/27/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/12/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/22/24
Class Starts 5/6/24

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Admissions

Discover our streamlined admission process for this online reading master’s degree

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

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To meet the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a packet consisting of a current resume, one professional letter of recommendation, and letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – English will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.Ed. programs.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Investigate our M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online coursework

For the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Reading online, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours, including 18 credit hours of core coursework and 12 credit hours of Reading C&I specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of research methodology and literature related to solving educational problems and improving the learning process.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Educators will explore, critically appraise, and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education to their professional practice. Attention will be given to such topics as the purposes of education, professional ethics, technology and education, and diversity in schools and society.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An investigation of contemporary problems of classroom instruction and related educational and social concerns. Additional strategies for coping with these problems are examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical and practical foundations to empower visionary leaders with the required innovative, culturally responsive knowledge/skills required to thrive in a variety of socio-economically and/or geographically diverse organizations, such as: K-12 schools, for and/or non-profit organizations, universities, libraries and museums.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will empower students with the theoretical and practical foundation to create and support innovative, transformational learning environments that are infused with technology.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the foundations of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, word recognition, and comprehension. Efferent and aesthetic reading and assessment are addressed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on characteristics of appropriate literacy materials and environments, the effect of literacy materials and environments on learning to read and write, development of effective reading and writing strategies, and enhancement of the desire to read and write.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on reading in the content areas of the curriculum. Interdisciplinary planning, inquiry learning, content-area strategies, vocabulary, and critical thinking are addressed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum development and instruction for students (preschool-grade 12) in a variety of language and program settings. The course emphasizes the assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms, ESL materials selection, ESL instruction, literacy and content-area instruction (L1 and ESL) and sheltered English instruction (SIOP). Topics related to ESL program models, characteristics of assessment for ELLs, framework for providing effective assessment, and assessment strategies and instruments for ELLs are reviewed. This course is designed to meet the TESOL/CAEP Standards 3. Planning, implementing, and Managing Instruction and 4.a. Issues of Assessment for English Language Learners and for teacher candidates who are preparing for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT)

Did you know ?

Southeastern faculty member Barbara J. McClanahan, Ed.D. currently serves as co-editor of the Oklahoma Reader and as Vice-President of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers. Her real-world experiences provide first-hand insight into reading instruction best practices

Have you heard

Dr. Susan Morrison serves as a professor, Elementary Education Program Coordinator and co-editor of the Oklahoma Reader. Her experiences as a National Board-Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist and veteran teacher of 16 years enable you to learn from an esteemed educator with an extensive background in reading instruction.

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Mary Elizabeth (Maribeth) Nottingham, co-editor of the Oklahoma Reader and expert in graphic novel literature, received her doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She won Southeastern’s 2021 Faculty Senate Teaching Award in Education and Behavioral Sciences. Gain specialized reading instruction strategies when you engage in Dr. Nottingham’s courses.

Interesting Fact

Assistant Professor Dr. Chaehyun Lee specializes in elementary and ESL/bilingual education instruction and leadership at Southeastern. Her widely published research includes the effects of curricular reform on culturally and linguistically diverse students. Advance your knowledge in bilingualism, biliteracy development, heritage language learning and multicultural education when you enroll in Dr. Lee’s courses.

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