MAED in Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading

The Emphasis in Reading Educational Studies program is designed for licensed teachers working toward an added endorsement in reading and seeking the Master of Arts in Education degree. This program does not lead to initial licensure as a reading teacher. Additional coursework may be required to seek the reading teacher added endorsement. Candidates who complete all requirements for the reading teacher endorsement must submit an application to the Illinois State Board of Education for the endorsement to be added to a license.

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Curriculum Requirements

The Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading degree consists of 33 hours of course work. Additional curriculum information can be found in the graduate catalog.


Course Number

Course Title


EDU 600

Professional Educator Seminar


EDU 610 or EDU 615

History and Philosophy of Education or Contemporary Issues in Education


EDU 611

Curriculum Theory and Design


EDU 612

Instructional and Curriculum Design and Evaluation


EDL 620

School Law


EDU 641

Educational Research & Statistics


EDU 645

Action Research Planning


EDU 698

Portfolio Assessment


EDR 601 or

EDR 635

Emergent Literacy or

Survey of Reading Methods and Materials K-12


EDR 610

Adolescent Literature


EDR 621

Classroom Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for the Teaching of Reading


EDR 622

Advanced Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for the Teaching of Reading


EDR 697

Practicum in Reading


Total credits 33


McKendree offers the Educational Studies - Emphasis in Reading classes on the Lebanon campus and at Rend Lake Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville campus in Pinckneyville, IL. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for other class locations.

Transfer Credit Restriction

Students can transfer nine (9) semester hours in approved graduate credit from an accredited institution. Transfer credit must be submitted for approval during the first semester of enrollment. Transfer coursework cannot be more than six (6) years old at the start of the program.

Office of Graduate Admission

701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

(618) 537-6576
800-BEARCAT ext. 6576

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