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Reading Specialist Endorsement (Reading, M.S.Ed.)

This program is designed to provide professional training for prospective reading specialists, literacy coaches, and elementary- and secondary-level reading teachers. Extensive course offerings permit the graduate student to pursue an area of interest, such as elementary school reading, secondary school reading, college reading, literacy coaching, and reading in clinical settings. As a culminating experience, each student investigates a problem area and prepares a formal research paper or project on a topic of interest.

Reading Specialist Endorsement (Reading, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Reading Specialist Endorsement at ODU like?

This program is designed to provide professional training for prospective reading specialists, literacy coaches, and elementary- and secondary-level reading teachers. Extensive course offerings permit the graduate student to pursue an area of interest, such as elementary school reading, secondary school reading, college reading, literacy coaching, and reading in clinical settings. As a culminating experience, each student investigates a problem area and prepares a formal research paper or project on a topic of interest.

Program Highlights


What makes Reading Specialist Endorsement at ODU unique?

  • Receive a M.S. Ed. in Reading by completing only 10 courses 

  • The Literacy Coaching Certificate consists of 4 courses

  • Our programs are nationally accredited through CAEP

  • No GRE or MAT required for admission

  • The program is completely online

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Instructional Coordinators

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

$56,800

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Virginia Beach Public Schools, Newport News public shools, Hampton City Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools

Courses


What are some courses offered in Reading Specialist Endorsement at ODU?

READ 619:
WORD STUDY PHONICS LINGSTCS


Provides an overview of the field of linguistics, the scientific study of language and word study, an approach to spelling instruction that relies on an understanding of English orthography that incorporates instruction in phonics, spelling and vocabulary. Students will learn to recognize characteristics of readers and writers at different levels of development. The course provides multiple opportunities for hands-on practice and application.

READ 680:
Reading to Learn Across the Curriculum


This class has an emphasis on advanced techniques in reading for classroom teachers who are not reading specialists. Students develop an understanding of the process of reading to learn across the curriculum including a wide variety of comprehension strategies and an understanding of the complex nature of reading throughout the disciplines. Lecture, demonstrations, development of materials, and practice in the techniques of reading for elementary and secondary classroom teachers and library media specialists are provided. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

READ 683:
Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in the Classroom


Provides classroom teachers with strategies/techniques to employ to ongoing diagnosis and remediation through the use of informal and standardized tests to select appropriate instructional strategies for pupils' existing reading capabilities.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Reading Specialist Endorsement at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Reading Specialist Endorsement should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Students must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university;

  • Have an initial teaching license prior to beginning this program. In Virginia this is called a Collegiate Professional License or a Post-Graduate Professional License. You must send a copy of your teaching license to Graduate Admissions as part of your admissions packet; or you may hold and submit a copy of the Virginia Collegiate Professional License or an equivalent license from another state;

  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.80 and an average of 3.00 in the major;

  • Have two letters of recommendation from former professors or principals;

  • Submit an essay;

  • Submit a resume;

  • Have official copies of all transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees sent to Graduate Admissions; and

  • Submit an online application (https://odu.force.com/portal/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=%2Fportal%2FTargetX_Base__Portal ), which includes an essay, resume and recommendations, an official transcripts to the MSED in Reading Education program. 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Tuition Discounts


25% cohort tuition discount for classroom teachers

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Abha Gupta


Location:

3112 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6074


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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