Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Reading PK-12
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree and standard teaching certificate
The MAE in Reading PK-12 is a 36-credit hour program offered in a convenient online format for educators who are interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and methodology to diagnose and facilitate instructional strategies. This may include classroom teachers, resource teachers, reading specialists or school administrators. All coursework is presented online. This program provides you with the opportunity to network with other colleagues throughout the nation who have similar career goals. This MAE in Reading PK-12 Program prepares educators for professional certification with a Reading PK-12 endorsement in the state of Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements. To pursue this degree, students must have a Bachelor's degree and a standard teaching certificate.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
Department Core Courses (12 hours required)
TE 800 Educational Research
TE 803 Philosophy of Education
TE 804 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
Take one course from:
TE 805P Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P Technology Tools for Teachers
Literacy Specialization (21 hours required)
TE 816B Practicum: Reading (3 hours)
TE 845 Contemporary Theory and Practice in Reading
TE 846 Diagnosis/Correction of Reading Difficulties
TE 854 Reading in the Content Areas
TE 897 Seminar in Education
Take one course from*:
ENG 847P Children's Literature
ENG 848P Literature for Adolescents
*Take the course not taken as an undergraduate
Take one course from:
TE 853C Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Language Arts
ENG 871P Language and Composition in the Secondary School
Electives (3 hours required)
ENG 803 Descriptive Linguistics
ENG 845 Creative Writing for Public School Teachers
ENG 895 Directed Readings (1-3 cr. hrs.)
TE 883 Classroom Desktop Publishing
TESE 829P Assessment of Young Children: Birth to Five
TESE 863 Research Based Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education - UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services - Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
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Program Contact: Mary Volker
Department: Teacher Education
Address: College of Education, Room B116, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849