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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


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


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Program 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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

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

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

For admission, all programs 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
  • 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 Bachelorís 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:

  • An external, course by course evaluation of the foreign degree by an approved external agency, and based on official transcripts
  • A social security number for purposes of State testing, internship and practica
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree 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
LAE 6316: Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society
RED 6xxx: 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 and Intervention 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 the Graduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program 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,