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 - Credits

EDU 600 - Professional Educator Seminar - 0
EDU 610 - History and Philosophy of Education - 3
EDU 615 - Contemporary Issues in Education - 3
EDU 611 - Curriculum Theory and Design - 3
EDU 612 - Instructional and Curriculum Design and Evaluation - 3
EDL 620 - School Law - 3
EDU 641 - Educational Research & Statistics - 3
EDU 645 - Action Research Planning - 2
EDU 698 - Portfolio Assessment - 1
EDR 601 - Emergent Literacy - 3
EDR 635 - Survey of Reading Methods and Materials K tp12 - 3
EDR 610 - Adolescent Literature - 3
EDR 621 - Classroom Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for Teaching of Reading - 3
EDR 622 - Advanced Diagnostic Techniques and Testing Procedures for Teaching of Reading - 3
EDR 697 - Practicum in Reading -3
Total = 33 credits


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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