Master of Education in Reading

Master of Education in Reading

The program objectives for the Master of Education in Reading program focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for reading specialists as outlined in the standards of the International Reading Association (IRA).  Specifically, candidates in the proposed program will

1.  demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction;

2.  use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing;

3.  use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction;

4.  engage students in literacy practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction;

5.  create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments; and

6.  recognize the importance of, demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.


Candidates who master the program objectives of the Master of Education in Reading program will have the preparation necessary to serve as reading specialists in the public schools of Oklahoma.  The program provides both pedagogy in the teaching of reading and specialized knowledge for working with children who find reading difficult.  In addition, the program will prepare reading specialists to review and develop reading curriculum for the schools in which they teach. 


Candidates in the Master of Education in Reading Program must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Hold a valid teaching license/certificate
  2. Two recommendation forms with dispositions

Candidates must complete the following requirements within the first nine hours in the program:

  1. Grade of "C" or better in EDUC 5103: Introduction to Graduate Research 
  2. Completion of EDUC 5100: M.Ed. Introductory Seminar
  3. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  4. Two acceptable dispositional assessments from departmental faculty


Candidates must complete the following requirements within the first 21 hours in the program:

  1. Two acceptable disposition assessments from school-based faculty
  2. Passing score on mid-program portfolio
  3. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work


Required courses (30 hours):

EDUC 5100 Introductory Seminar
EDUC 5103 Intro to Graduate Research
EDUC 5603 Methods of Teaching Struggling Readers
EDUC 5613 Reading Curriculum Development K-12
EDUC 5623 Theoretical Foundations of Reading
EDUC 5643 Advanced Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
EDUC 5633 Organization and Individualization of School Reading Programs
EDUC 5653 Practicum in Reading I
EDUC 5683 Practicum in Reading II
EDUC 5663 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
EDUC 5723 Language and Literacy Development


Guided Electives (3 hours):

Select one of the following literature courses:

EDUC 5693 Advanced Studies in Children's Literature OR
EDUC 5593 Advanced Studies in Adolescent Literature (new course)
Possible Pre-requisite
EDUC 5873 Foundations of Literacy


General Program Requirements:

  1. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work in the program
  2. Completion of all required field components, practica, and/or internships
  3. Passing score on exit-program portfolio
  4. Completion of Exit Survey
  5. Completion of Graduate Degree Application (found on graduate website, in office of graduate studies)

Any detailed questions should be addressed to the M.Ed. graduate advisor located in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Nance Boyer. 

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-2289
(580) 581-2230
admissions@cameron.edu

Program Inquiries:

School of Business
Suzy Jouben
(580) 581-2271
kjouben@cameron.edu

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Claudia Edwards
(580) 581-7929
cedwards@cameron.edu

Prospective Student Services

Ashley Del Ciello
North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-5489
graduate@cameron.edu