Reading

The Reading Education master’s program (M.A.Ed.) prepares teachers to serve as reading specialists and to improve their classroom skills in teaching and coaching for reading. Reading candidates will receive in-depth knowledge of reading pedagogy and implementation during their program. The reading candidates participate in extensive work with children/students in diverse groupings and settings. A portfolio of professional development in reading is completed by the end of the program.

For detailed information regarding admission requirements for the School of Education graduate programs, please visit the Admissions Requirements website at https://www.uab.edu/education/studentservices/admission-requirements.

 

 

Reading Specialist Certification

The Graduate Non-Degree Reading Specialist Program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

RequirementsHours
EEC 621Teaching Language Arts P-123
EEC 660Reading in Teaching and Learning3
ECY 600Introduction to Exceptional Learner3
EDC 695Coaching for Effective Instruction3
EDR 551Reading in Content Areas3
EDR 650Teaching Reading P-123
EDR 653Literature for Grades P-123
EDR 654Dyslexia Research, Education & Advocacy3
EDR 655Reading Assessment and Evaluation3
EDR 659Research and Problems in Reading3
EDR 690Internship in Reading3
EESL 640Teaching New Languages Through Reading and Writing3
Total Hours36

Master of Arts in Education in Reading Education

The M.A.Ed. in Reading Education degree for the Reading Specialist program requires a minimum of 36 hours. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.

RequirementsHours
EDC 695Coaching for Effective Instruction3
EEC 621Teaching Language Arts P-123
ECY 600Introduction to Exceptional Learner 13
EDR 551Reading in Content Areas3
EDR 650Teaching Reading P-123
EDR 653Literature for Grades P-123
EDR 654Dyslexia Research, Education & Advocacy3
EDR 655Reading Assessment and Evaluation3
EDR 659Research and Problems in Reading3
EEC 660Reading in Teaching and Learning3
EDR 690Internship in Reading3
EESL 640Teaching New Languages Through Reading and Writing3
Total Hours36
1

 Not required if previously completed

Educational Specialist in Education with a Concentration in K-12 Collaborative Teacher in Reading

The Ed.S. in Education with a concentration in K-12 Collaborative Teacher in Reading program requires a minimum of 36 hours. A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required.

RequirementsHours
EDR 650Teaching Reading P-123
EDC 695Coaching for Effective Instruction3
EDR 655Reading Assessment and Evaluation3
EDR 659Research and Problems in Reading3
EDR 654Dyslexia Research, Education & Advocacy3
ECY 600Introduction to Exceptional Learner 13
EDR 690Internship in Reading3
Total Hours21

Track 1

RequirementsHours
ECT 620Formative and Summative Assessment3
ECT 621Program and Lesson Planning3
ECT 623Instructional Methods3
ECT 625Positive Behavioral Supports3
ECT 631Practicum in Collaborative Teaching K-123
Total Hours15

Track 2

RequirementsHours
Collaborative Problem Solving with Field Experience and Research Project
EDL 711Collaborative Problem Solving3
EDL 711LCollab Probl Solv: Fld Exper1
EDL 711RSchool-Based Problem Research1
Data Based Decision Making with Field Experience and Research Project
EPR 700Data Based Decision Making3
EPR 700LField Experience/Data Based Decision Making1
EPR 700RSchool Based Problem Research Project/Data Based Decision1
Cultural and Linguistically Responsive Instruction with Field Experience and Research Project
EDC 732Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction3
EDC 732LField Experience for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction1
EDC 732RSchool-Based Problem Research for CLD Responsive Instruction1
Total Hours15
1

 May not be required if previously completed

Courses

EDR 521. Reading in Context Areas. 1 Hour.

Application of principles of reading process to content-area materials and instruction. Designed for pre-service teachers. Field experience required concurrently with the field experience in a teaching methods course. Supervision fee $100.

EDR 540. Developmental Reading I. 1-4 Hour.

Materials and methods. Emphasis on planning balanced program and understanding reading process. Includes field experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to 5th-Year Program.
Prerequisites: EEC 650 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 541. Literature for Adolescents. 3 Hours.

Literary works written for or about adolescents.

EDR 543. Developmental Reading II. 1-4 Hour.

Reading process as it relates to content area materials. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to 5th-Year Program.
Prerequisites: EEC 612 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 551. Reading in Content Areas. 3 Hours.

Reading process; evaluation of content area materials; analysis of different content area textbooks; meeting individual differences. Supervision fee $100.

EDR 640. Reading Improvement Workshop. 3-6 Hours.

For inservice teachers of reading. Specific content varies according to needs of teachers.

EDR 645. Foundations of Reading. 3 Hours.

Early literacy experiences; beginning reading instruction; approaches to reading instruction; use of semantic, syntactic, and graphophonic clues; reading comprehension; and organization of reading program. Prerequisite: Admission to Fifth-Year Program. (If EDR 440, Developmental Reading I, has been taken, no credit will be given for EDR 645.).

EDR 650. Teaching Reading P-12. 3 Hours.

Understanding of reading process. Nature of reading programs; readiness motivation, methods, skills, assessment, evaluation, materials, and resources.

EDR 652. Pre and Early Reading Instruction. 3 Hours.

Theoretical bases, procedures, techniques, and materials for prereading and reading instruction. Prerequisite: Developmental reading course.

EDR 653. Literature for Grades P-12. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on needs of children, selection of books, societal issues in children's literature.

EDR 654. Dyslexia Research, Education & Advocacy. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with an understanding of a balanced approach to literacy and research-based best practices for supporting literacy development among a diverse population of students. Additionally, this course provides knowledge of the approaches available to specialize curriculum for meeting the exceptional needs of students.

EDR 655. Reading Assessment and Evaluation. 3 Hours.

Examines evaluation techniques such as observation, standardized oral and silent reading tests and informal reading inventories such as miscue analysis.

EDR 656. Reading Strategies for Students with Reading Diff. 3 Hours.

Development and application strategies for remediating reading difficulties based on assessment and evaluation data.Prerequisite: Diagnostic reading course.

EDR 657. Supervision of Reading. 3 Hours.

Supervisor's role in improving reading instruction; methods of supervision and evaluation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EDR 659. Research and Problems in Reading. 3 Hours.

For teachers in elementary and early childhood education.

EDR 690. Internship in Reading. 1-3 Hour.

Supervised experience with children with reading difficulties. Prerequisites: Admission to reading certification program, permission of instructor and department.

EDR 691. Practicum in Reading. 3 Hours.

Practicum Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EDR 692. Internship in Supervision of Reading. 3-6 Hours.

Internship Prerequisites: Admission to Reading Supervisor Program and permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: EDR 655 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 698. Independent Non-Thesis Research in Reading. 3 Hours.

Research Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EDR 701. Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading. 3 Hours.

Examination of serious reading disabilities; diagnosis, possible remediation strategies, and development; diagnosis, possible remediation strategies, and development of remediation plan in lab setting. Prerequisites: Master's degree and M.A.-level diagnostic reading course or permission of instructor.

EDR 702. Reading: Theoretical Foundations. 3 Hours.

Relates concepts of learning, development, and linguistics to reading-learning process; emphasis on current theory; implications for program planning and classroom practice. Prerequisites: EDR 650 or permission of instructor, and master's degree.
Prerequisites: EDR 650 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 703. Advanced Research in Reading. 3 Hours.

Research Prerequisites: EDR 650 and master's degree.
Prerequisites: EDR 650 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 704. Field Experience in Reading. 3-6 Hours.

Supervised field experiences under direction of qualified reading consultant or supervisor in school setting. Prerequisites: Admission to Sixth-Year Program for Reading Teacher and permission of instructor.

EDR 705. Reading Instruction Seminar. 3 Hours.

Examination of trends and issues in field of reading. topics determined by each class. Prerequisites: Master's degree and 9 graduate hours in reading or permission of instructor.

EDR 706. Research. 1-3 Hour.

Research Prerequisites: Master's degree and permission of instructor.