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Northwest Missouri State University

Master of Science in Education


The M.S.Ed. in Reading program was designed to prepare graduate students as reading specialists who might serve as administrators and supervisors of reading programs, literacy coaches, reading clinicians, and teachers of reading at both the elementary and secondary levels. Although participants are already certified in elementary or secondary education, this program may lead to additional Missouri certification in K-12 special reading. All courses in this 32-hour program are offered on a face-to-face basis, online, or through ITV/distance learning to at least three sites. This course of study affords the opportunity for application of the learned skills in closely supervised developmental, diagnostic, and remedial reading situations.

Admission Requirements

Core Requirements

61-695 Philosophy of Education OR
    61-649 Issues in Education 3
61-682 Improvement of Instruction through Action Research 2
61-683 Action Research Paper 1
Core Total 6
Subject Field Requirements
62-655 Reading in the Elementary School 3
62-553 Reading Program in the Secondary School 3
62-652 Psycho-Education Measurement 3
62-654 Analysis & Correction of Reading Disabilities 3
62-660 Practicum 1: Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities for Grades K-6 3
62-661 Practicum 2: Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities for Grades 7-12 3
62-659 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs* 2
           * required for Supervision Endorsement in Iowa
62-607 Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
Subject Field Total 23
Electives 3
Program Total 32

This program also has a 12-hour diversity requirement. Six hours will come in practicum and the other six when taking Issues in Education or Philosophy in Education.

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Course Offerings on CatPAWS

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To fulfill all requirements for class enrollment, please register at least 3 weeks in advance. Order your books early from the Bearcat Bookstore.