The hybrid Master of Arts in Reading Education degree at Appalachian
Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts in Reading Education offered through App State Online will help you improve reading comprehension in your K-12 classroom, putting your students on a path to academic achievement.
In this program, you will learn to strengthen and polish instructional skills for the teaching of reading. Learn to help your students overcome reading and writing difficulties and become lifelong learners.
By learning to address the literacy needs of K-12 students in today’s diverse classrooms, you will be prepared to transition to a career as a reading or literacy specialist or elevate your teaching skills in your own K-12 classroom.
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- Reading specialist
- Literacy coach
The Classroom/Clinical concentration is intended for classroom teachers and reading specialists. With this concentration, you will be prepared to teach all aspects of reading and language arts to K-12 students. In addition, you will be eligible for Master (M) level teaching licensure if you already have an A-level license. Click for course information.
(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)
- Most courses are face-to-face with evening meeting times
- For hybrid courses, there will be at least one pre-arranged face-to-face meeting
- For the hybrid or online courses, synchronous class meetings may be required as well as asynchronous coursework.
Eligibility and application requirements
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Meet Graduate School admission criteria
GRE or MAT waivers are available if the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better; and
- 3 or more years of teaching experience; or
- 6 credit hours of graduate coursework at Appalachian State University or other accredited institution, with a grade of “B” or better, within the last 5 years.
No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above will be required to take the official general GRE or MAT exam in accordance with Graduate School policy.
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application fee
- Official transcripts must be submitted showing any completed degrees and transcripts showing any coursework completed at institutions other than Appalachian in the last five years
- Three references
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the U.S. Department of Education for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at Appalachian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
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Hear from an Alumnus
“Continuing my education by getting my master’s degree in Reading Education has prepared me to work with students in ways that I did not previously know were possible. The faculty’s knowledge and willingness to confer with me about actual issues in my classroom helped me transform my teaching.”
– Tiffany Moore