Reading Education Program Information
The School of Teaching & Learning offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) degrees in Reading Education. More information about the requirements for these degrees can be found in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Education is for prospective teachers eligible for teacher certification and practicing teachers who desire to update themselves on the latest research and practice in reading/literacy instruction and to obtain K-12 reading certification. This is a non-thesis degree requiring completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework. Students learn evidence-based classroom practices and develop knowledge, skills, and strategies for supporting the literacy growth of PreK-12 students. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The curriculum is focused on the knowledge and methods teachers need to effectively promote literacy learning and academic achievement for all PreK-12 students. Teachers will not only gain expertise in addressing reading/writing difficulties but also learn how to support students’ growth as learners who can decode, use, and create many different kinds of texts, such as textbooks, primary source documents, literature and media.
Students can pursue the reading MEd degree fully online, fully on campus, or partly online and partly on campus.
Students interested in obtaining a Florida K-12 reading certification should:
- Submit transcripts to the Florida Department of Education for course count content analysis.
- Take and receive passing scores on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) for Reading K-12. You can find information about the exam from the Florida Department of Education at http://www.fldoe.org.
Graduates of the program may be eligible for reading certification in other states and are advised to investigate that possibility if they do not plan to teach in the state of Florida.
Please visit this program area website to learn more about the M.Ed. degree in Reading Education: http://education.ufl.edu/larc/reading-education-med.