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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Reading Education (ARD)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 13.1315
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 36

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (EDR)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
James King
Phone: 813-974-3460
Email: jking9@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ce/graduate/MAReadingCoursework.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

This degree is designed to prepare special reading teachers, clinicians, supervisors, directors, and coordinators of reading for school systems.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

For admission, all majors require earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent.

In order to be considered for admission, first-time or transferring graduate applicants must:

  • Have a bachelors degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university, or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Have earned a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student working in a baccalaureate degree in a regionally accredited institution
  • Have an earned, valid teaching certificate for Plan II
    OR
    Be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Education
    Or
    enroll in the Plan III MA in Reading which does not grant Reading Certification

Exceptions to minimum requirements will be considered for National Board Certification and an outstanding professional record.

For International Students
All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g., TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number for purposes of State testing, internship and practica

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Program of Study - 36 hours minimum

Two options are available:

Option 1:
Core Requirements
Process Core - 3 hours
EDF 6481: Foundations of Educational Research

Research - 3 hours
LAE 6316: Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society
RED 6656: Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society

Concentration Requirements: 30 hours
RED 6247: District and School Level Supervision and Coaching in Reading (3)
RED 6449: Literacy and Technology   (3)
RED 6540: Assessment in Literacy   (3)
RED 6544: Cognition, Comprehension, and Content Area Reading: Remediation of Reading Problems (3)
RED 6545: Issues in Vocabulary and Word Study   (3)
RED 6545: Learning Disciplinary Texts through Vocabulary and Word Study (3)
RED 6747: History and Foundations of Reading in STEM Disciplines: Prevention and Intervention of Reading Difficulties (3)
RED 6748: Teacher Research Methods in Reading    (3)
RED 6061: Adolescent Literacy
RED 6846: Practicum in Reading    (3)
LAE 6315: Writers and Writing: Trends and Issues    (3)
LAE 6315: Composing Disciplinary Texts: Research and Practice for Writers and Writing (3)      
TSL 5085: ESOL I: Teaching limited English Proficiency Students in K-12 (3)
TSL 5085 may be waived with appropriate documentation by the COEDU ESOL Coordinator.

Option 2: Reading Education Plan III
Core Requirements
Process Core: 3 hours
EDF 6481: Foundations of Educational Research

Research: 3 hours
RED 6656: Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society

Concentration Requirements: 30 hours
RED 6247: District and School Level Supervision and Coaching in Reading (3)
RED 6449: Literacy and Technology  (3)
RED 6540: Assessment in Literacy     (3)
RED 6544: Cognition, Comprehension, and Content Area Reading: Remediation of Reading Problems (3)
RED 6545: Issues in Vocabulary and Word Study (3)
RED 6545: Learning Disciplinary Texts through Vocabulary and Word Study (3)
RED 6747: History and Models of Reading in STEM Disciplines : Prevention andIntervention of Reading Difficulties    (3)
RED 6748: Teacher Research Methods in Reading (3)
RED 6061: Adolescent Literacy  (3)
RED 6846: Practicum in Reading  (3)
LAE 6315: Writers and Writing: Trends and Issues    (3)
LAE 6315: Composing Disciplinary Texts: Research and Practice for Writers and Writing (3)

EDF 6517 Historical Foundations of American Education OR
EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education   (3)

Comprehensive Examination
Successful performance on a Comprehensive Examination is required for degree completion.

Practicum
Students are required to take RED 6846 Practicum in Reading.

Critical Tasks and Projects
Students must successfully complete Critical Tasks/Projects in designated courses. These tasks/projects are posted to a Chalk and Wire account.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDF6481, LAE6316, RED6247, RED6449, RED6540, RED6544, RED6545, RED6747, RED6748, RED6846, LAE6315, TSL5085,