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MAED in Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading

 


Why a Master of Arts in Education (MAED) in Educational Studies emphasis in Reading?


The belief in lifelong learning is not only something you teach your students; it’s a part of what makes you the great educator you are. McKendree’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program in Educational Studies with Reading Emphasis enables you to continue your professional development as teacher while working toward an added Reading Teacher Endorsement.

Our experienced faculty and convenient class formats enable you to earn your master’s degree in education in a timely manner and gain everything you need to further your career with a specialization in reading. You’ll gain new perspectives into social issues affecting students, professional ethics in education, and ways to work together with parents, colleagues, and the community to make a difference in the lives of your students.

This MAED program does not lead to initial licensure as a reading teacher; however, you will take coursework that can result in a Reading Teacher Endorsement. View Reading Teacher Endorsement requirements.

 

 


Curriculum Requirements


The MAED in Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading degree consists of 33 hours of course work.


EDU 600 - Professional Educator Seminar (0 Credit)

EDU 615 - Contemporary Issues in Education (3 Credits)

EDU 611 - Curriculum Theory and Design (3 Credits)

EDU 612 - Instructional and Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3 Credits)

EDL 620 - School Law (3 Credits)

EDU 641 - Educational Research & Statistics (3 Credits)

EDU 645 - Action Research Planning (2 Credits)

EDU 698 - Portfolio Assessment (1 Credit)

EDR 510 - Adolescent Literature (3 Credits)

EDR 621 - Classroom Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for the Teaching of Reading (3 Credits)

EDR 622 - Advanced Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for the Teaching of Reading (3 Credits)

EDR 623 - Strategies & Interventions to Assist Struggling Readers (3 Credits)

EDR 697 - Practicum in Reading (3 Credits)

 

 


Admission Requirements

To apply for McKendree’s MAED in Educational Studies with Reading Emphasis, you must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. We consider applicants on an individual basis without regard to sex, race, disability, nationality, or religion.

The following documentation and/or components are required for consideration of admission to the Master of Arts in Education program:


1. A completed graduate admission application. (no fee)

2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are those that are mailed from institution to institution.

3. A current vita or resume.

4. A minimum 3.0 G.P.A. on a four-point scale in undergraduate studies. Applicants with a G.P.A. below 3.0 may be conditionally admitted.

5. Three professional references.

6. Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview to assess readiness for graduate studies.

 

 


Meet the Graduate Education Admission Staff

 

Photo of Sabrina StornerSabrina Storner

Director of Graduate Admission
(618) 537-6477
1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6477
skstorner@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

Format


McKendree’s Master of Arts in Education in Educational Studies with Reading Emphasis is designed specifically for teachers balancing a full-time job, personal responsibilities, and their own professional development goals. Classes are offered online and in-class, one night a week, in an eight-week format. Some courses are designed in a 16-week format to meet the requirements of the class.

 

 

 

Interesting Courses

 

  • Classroom Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for the Teaching of Reading:  Develop techniques to assist struggling readers who are two years or less behind at their respective grade level.

  • Strategies & Interventions to Assist Struggling Readers: Find out how to design and implement classroom interventions to assist readers who struggle.

 

 


Meet the Faculty



Photo of Dr. Pamela BarnesDr. Pamela Barnes

300 Stanton St., Lower Level
(618) 537-6463
pjbarnes@mckendree.edu

 

 


Photo of Darryn Diuguid, Ph.D.Dr. Darryn Diuguid

Piper Academic Center (PAC) 109
(618) 537-6559
drdiuguid@mckendree.edu

 

 


Photo of Dr. Janet WickerDr. Janet Wicker

300 Stanton St., Lower Level
(618) 537-6880
jlwicker@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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