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Master of Education, Reading--Reading Specialist

Overview of the Program

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The School of Education Master of Education, Reading--Reading Specialist prepares graduates to become reading specialists for children in kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Program candidates will apply reading theory and research, learn new methodologies, and develop collaborative leadership skills. Candidates address the Alaska English/Language Arts standards as well as the CCSS, while recognizing and addressing how individual students may vary in achieving standardized goals. Candidates increase their abilities to teach fluent reading skills and comprehension strategies, assess reading difficulties, and develop student engagement in reading. Candidates gain the skills to work with colleagues and provide leadership in literacy issues to their colleagues and district.

The International Reading Association nationally recognizes the M.ED. Reading--Reading Specialist Program.

The M.Ed. Reading-Reading Specialist program is completely distance delivered, with the exception of one summer, three-week course conducted in Juneau. All distance courses use computer or audio-conference instruction. Coursework is dynamic, interactive and reflective.  Assignments often apply concepts directly with classroom practice. Successful completion of eight courses in the masters sequence qualify the participant for a recommendation of reading endorsement for state licensure.

 

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Comments from the NCATE Review by the International Reading Association

"Their theory of "classrooms as cultures" that permeates throughout the program is quite relevant. The entire program is extremely culturally responsive. Their conceptual framework is aligned with the Alaska State Standards and IRA standards. Their program has a strong philosophical base. They have a wide range of field experiences that will assist the candidate in reflecting on their growth as literacy professional. Braided discussions, as a forum, for self-reflection is novel." (2002)

 

-used with permission from NCATE

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Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours33
Program Requirements33
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDRES671Language Reading and Culture3
EDRES674Developing Reading ECE-123
EDRES675Reading and Cognition3
EDRES676Reading Instruction and Assessment I3
EDRES677Reading Instruction and Assessment II3
EDRES678Literature and Reading, Supporting Readers at All Levels3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDRES696Reading Teacher as Leader*3
EDRES698Master’s Research Project or Portfolio3
*Must pass ED S696 with a B or higher to graduate
Recommendation for certification will be issued upon completion of the above coursework. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development grants the endorsement upon completion of the Institutional Recommendations and the required fee from the student. Students must be accepted into the graduate certificate program.

Application Process

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. The following items are necessary for a complete application:

  • A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee.
  • Official academic transcript indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation on the School of Education Letter of Recommendation form. 
  • Writing assessment
    A 2-3 page typewritten, double-spaced formal paper containing a summary of your educational experiences, a description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach Alaska's students and those beyond and a statement of how the program might help in attaining those goals. This statement will be judged in terms of readability and style as well as compatibility of the student's objectives, expectations and goals of the program.
  • Statement of ability to do field experience (pdf)
  • A copy of current teaching or administrative certificate.

Send all of these items to:

University of Alaska Southeast Admissions
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8671
907-796-6460(phone)
907-796-6002 (fax)
*Everything except the official transcripts can be faxed or emailed to the admissions office. If you have any admission process questions, please contact Elisabeth Genaux, Student Services Assistant, at 907-796-6076 or edgenaux@uas.alaska.edu

READING  SPECIALIST  M. Ed.

COURSE SEQUENCE POSSIBILITIES

 

2 Courses per semester:  2 years

 

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

EDRE 671

EDET 628*

EDRE 674

ED 626*

EDRE 675

EDRE 678

EDRE 676

 

EDRE    677

EDRE 679

ED 696

 

EDRE 698

 

 

 

All Courses without an asterisk are offered in only the semester indicated.

*EDET 628: Offered all three semesters

*ED 626:  Offered Fall and Spring semesters

EDRE 698:  Must be taken only after all other courses are completed. 

 

1 Course per semester:  3 years

 

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

EDRE 671

EDRE 674

EDRE 675

EDRE 676

EDRE 677

EDRE 678

EDET 628

EDRE 679

ED 626*

EDRE    696

ED 626*

EDRE 698

 

 

 

*626 is offered both Fall and Spring.  Students may choose which semester to add the extra course.

 

 ENDORSEMENT ONLY

 

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

 

 

EDRE 671

EDRE 674

 

EDRE 675

EDRE 678

 

EDRE 676

EDRE 677

EDRE 679

EDRE 696

 

 

OR

 

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

EDRE 671

EDRE 674

EDRE 675

EDRE 676

EDRE 677

EDRE 678

 

EDRE 679

EDRE 696

 

 

Reading Specialist Core:  Required for Endorsement/Graduate Certificate

Course

Name

EDRE671

Language, Reading and Culture

EDRE674

Developing Reading ECE-12

EDRE675

Reading and Cognition

EDRE678

Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers at   all Levels

EDRE679

Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas

EDRE676

Reading Instruction and Assessment I

EDRE677

Reading Instruction and Assessment II

EDRE696

Reading Teacher as Leader

 

Masters (MEd) additional courses

EDET 628

Technology in Instructional Design

ED 626

Classroom Research

EDRE 698

Masters Portfolio

 

 

 
 

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All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


 

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