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Master's in Reading Education Online

Program Code: ME6841

The Reading Master's (MEd) program at Ohio University is a 31-credit hour online program that can be completed in three semesters. The faculty within this advanced master's program work to help licensed teachers further their knowledge and understanding of language and reading development, teach reading across grades K-12, administer reading assessments and make data-driven decisions, work with other teachers and specialists to design appropriate reading instruction to meet the needs of all students, and develop and conduct original research to further their own learning. Upon graduation, students are also eligible to apply to have the reading endorsement added to their Ohio teaching license.

Stevens Literacy Center

The Reading Program partners closely with the Stevens Literacy Center.

Course Schedule

Courses are only offered according to the following schedule (subject to change).

Course Summer Fall Spring
EDTE 5201 Foundations of Language and Diversity
EDTE 5210 Theoretical Foundations of Reading Instruction
EDTE 5240 Literature for Children and Adolescents
EDTE 5270 Phonics & The Structure of Language
EDTE 5221 Diagnosis: Reading/Language Arts  
EDTE 5230 Reading/Language Arts Laboratory  
EDTE 6670 Teacher as Action Researcher  
EDTE 5261 Secondary Reading Instruction    
EDTE 5600 Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents    
EDTE 6230 Coaching Classroom Teachers in Reading/Literacy    
EDTE 6940 Masters Research Project    

Prior Coursework

No courses (undergraduate or graduate level) will be considered for credit toward the graduate degree, with the exception of phonics and those courses completed previously as part of the Ohio University Reading Endorsement Program (EDTE 5200, 5220, 5230, and 5260 (completed prior to or during Spring 2019§); EDTE 5201, 5221, 5230, and 5261 (completed Summer 2019 or later)).
§Reading Endorsement coursework is transferable to the Master's of Reading Education for five (5) years after its completion.

Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE)

Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to receive their reading endorsement. For this, the OAE reading exam must be taken and passed.

Tuition and Fees

Please check out the Bursar's website for the latest information.

Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if any)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Autobiography – The autobiography should include relevant personal and professional information about the applicant, including a statement concerning long-range career goals (no more than two pages).
  • Academic writing sample – Examples may include a published paper or a paper submitted for a course.
  • Application deadlines are April 4 for Summer and July 15 for Fall. 
    Note: Applications will not begin to be reviewed until January for Summer Term admission.

All applications will be reviewed holistically, however, prospective master’s students generally should have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 (4.00 point scale) and a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.

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Chris Kennedy
Program Coordinator
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