Reading Education

  • Coordinators: Kira Baker-Doyle, Ph.D. and Kathy Wirth, Ed.D.

About the Reading Education Master’s Degree Program

  • The reading program is designed for professionals in education or related fields to
  • Improve literacy teaching practices for all of their students.
  • Increase understanding of reading processes and their connections to writing processes and learning across the curriculum.
  • Develop a complex understanding of the social, cultural, psychological and political dimensions of literacy policies and practices for diverse learners, schools and communities.
  • Increase knowledge of literacy research, theory, and practice in ways that can provide leadership in local schools and school districts.
  • Obtain certification as a reading specialist. The degree is not required for certification and certification requirements may vary based on previous academic experience.

Master of Education Degree Program Requirements (M.Ed.)

Reading Education Concentration

(a minimum of 30 credits)

Prerequisites

  • ED 580 Introductions to Inclusive Education
  • ED 601 Literacy Foundations
Required Courses

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits) chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 509 Psychological Foundations of Education
  • ED 505 Cultural Foundations of Education OR ED 625 Languages, Diversity & Schooling

2. Concentration Courses (21 credits) chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 563 Reading Specialist Professional Seminar
  • ED 605 Writing to Improve Literacy
  • ED 606 Strategic Instructions for Emergent & Content Literacy (K-6)
  • ED 607 Strategic Instructions for Adolescent Readers and Writers (7-12)
  • ED 608 Literature for Children and Youth
  • ED 609 Literacy Acquisitions
  • ED 610 Seminar in Children’s Literature
  • ED 616 Young Adult Literatures
  • ED 622 Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies
  • ED 623 Multilingual and Multicultural Assessments
  • ED 699 Assessments, Analysis and Instruction in Reading & Writing

3. Electives (3 credits) chosen with the adviser.

4. Culminating Activity (3 credits)

  • ED 595 Literacy Seminar/Language and Literacy Project (6 credits). Permission to enroll in ED 595 must be obtained from the program Coordinator one semester prior to the student’s registration for the course

Please Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.
All graduate forms can be found on the graduate forms page at www.arcadia.edu/gsforms.

Teacher Certification Reading Education K–12

Pennsylvania Instructional Teacher Certification (variable credit depending on previous academic credentials)

Prerequisites

  • ED 580 Introductions to Inclusive Education
  • ED 601 Literacy Foundations

Required Courses

  • ED 563 Professional Seminars 
  • ED 606 Strategic Instruction for Emergent and Content Area Literacy
  • ED 607 Strategic Instructions for Adolescent Readers and Writers (7-12)
  • ED 608 Literatures for Children and Youth
  • ED 622 Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies
  • ED 623 Multilingual and Multicultural Assessments
  • ED 699 Assessments, Analysis and Instruction in Reading and Writing
  • ED 595 Literacy Seminar/Language and Literacy Project (LLP) (6 credits)

Additional Certification Requirements

1. Completion of all subject area coursework required to meet the general and specific certification standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This will be determined by the program coordinator.

2. A grade of “B” or better in the Graduate Student Teaching Practicum

3. Completion of all Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT)  is required prior to enrolling for the Student Teaching Practicum

4. Proficiency in the skills of teaching as demonstrated through program fieldwork.

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