Reading, M.S. with Educator Preparation Program - Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts
For further information: ReadingGrad@southernct.edu
The Graduate Reading Program provides programs of study for certified teachers at the elementary and secondary levels.
Graduate students may fulfill requirements for the Master of Science Degree/Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Teacher Certification, the Sixth Year Professional Diploma, Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification. Certification only options are also available.
- Official Transcripts
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Essay
- Proof of Background Check/Approved Background Check
- Copy of CT Teaching Certification
Master of Science Degree 30 Credits
With the help of an adviser, students plan a 30 credit program to fulfill the Master of Science degree. Students are eligible to apply for the Connecticut Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Teacher/Specialist 102 certification after completing RDG 659 and all prerequisite courses if they have also completed thirty months of full-time teaching. State requirements for the 102 include a passing score on the Reading Specialist Test that is taken prior to applying for certification.
RDG 520 — Fundamentals of Language and Literacy — 3 credits
RDG 565 — Content Area Literacy and Secondary Reading Instruction in Middle and High Schools — 3 credits
RDG 566 — Developmental Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School — 3 credits
RDG 567 — Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation in the Reading and Language Arts Program — 3 credits
RDG 568 — Practicum in Diagnosis of Reading and Language Arts Difficulties — 3 credits
RDG 570 — Literacy Interventions for Struggling Readers and Writers — 3 credits
RDG 585 — Writing Instruction in the Reading and Language Arts Program — 3 credits
RDG 649 — Diversity in Literacy — 3 credits
RDG 659 — Practicum in Remedial Reading and Language Arts — 3 credits
RDG 662 — Developing and Leading the School Literacy Program — 3 credits
Students are required to complete 30 to 33 graduate credits in a planned program and pass the comprehensive examination.
Comprehensive Examination Schedule
- Fall — Study Session: TBA
Comprehensive Examination: Typically third Saturday in November, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Spring — Study Session: TBA
Comprehensive Examination: Typically first Saturday in April, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Note: If Easter falls on the first Sunday in April, comprehensive examinations will be held on the second Saturday.