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Master of Science in Education (M.S.E)
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School

Description

The purpose of the M.S.E. degree in Reading is to offer educators and educators-in training a planned program of study focusing on skills and techniques of teaching reading including the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems.


  • Admission Process

    Students seeking admission into the Master of Science in Education degree program in Reading must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the specific program requirements. In addition, applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of professional education courses including the requirements for a valid teaching certificate based on a four-year teacher education program.


    Unconditional Admission
    In addition to Graduate School criteria, academic proficiency must be established through satisfaction of either of the following admissions selection criteria:

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (or 3.25 on the last 60 hours) and a raw score of at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum scaled score of 150 on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE and a minimum scaled score of 141 on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 3.00 on the last 60 hours) and a raw score of at least 388 on the MAT or a minimum scaled score of 150 on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE and a minimum scaled score of 141 on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.

    Conditional Admission
    In addition to Graduate School criteria for conditional admission, academic proficiency must be established through satisfaction of either of the following admission selection criteria:

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 and a score of at least 368 on the MAT (or a minimum scaled score of 146 on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE and a minimum scaled score of 140 on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.

    * Conditional admission requires the student to earn a minimum grade of B or better in the first two classes of the graduate program.

  • Accreditations

    National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

    NCATE’s dual mission is accountability and improvement in education preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.

  • Checksheets & Degree Plans

    Degree Plans

    Degree plans suggest a schedule of courses for students to follow as they pursue their degree.

  • Why Should You Apply To Our Graduate Program?
    • Effectively prepares teachers for literacy leadership in their schools and districts
    • On-site practice with diagnostic assessments, interventions and authentic assessment methods, K-12.
    • Close interaction with graduate reading faculty
    • Our graduates come together to provide a Northeast Arkansas Literacy Conference each year in service to the community.
    • We have an Arkansas State Center for Community Literacy on campus.
    • We offer a National Writing Project Summer Writing Institute for teachers each summer.
    • Our reading faculty belong to a variety of state and national literacy organizations and even hold offices in these professional organizations:
      • Literacy Research Association
      • International Reading Association
        • Arkansas Reading Association
      • National Council of Teachers of English
        • Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
      • American Educational Research Association
      • Arkansas Diamond Committee
      • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE
    • Strong practicum experiences that offer spaces to apply new knowledge of effective literacy practices.