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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Education - Classroom/Clinical Concentration (leads to advanced teaching licensure), MA


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Program Code: MA_477E
CIP Code: 13.1315

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Reading Education, General With A Concentration in Classroom/Clinical


Advanced Licensure: Requirements for this concentration were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level (M-level) teacher education programs ONLY for students with A-level license from North Carolina or equivalent. Graduates seeking M-level license must have A-level license at the time of application for M-level license.

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . In addition, the program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: GPA of 3.0 cumulative or in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and official GRE scores or official MAT scores. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus and Off Campus; Off-Campus applications are accepted on a rolling basis; please contact the Office of Distance Education for locations (distance.appstate.edu).

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Reading Education, General with a Concentration in Classroom/Clinical


Total Required (Minimum 36 W/ Thesis or 39 Hours)


Required Courses (6 Hours)


Social/Anthropological/Philosophical Foundations Course (3 Hours)

Courses currently acceptable for “FDN equivalent” courses are: R E 5111 , R E 5120 , R E 5200 , R E 5210 , R E 6575 ; choose the appropriate course with approval of the program director.

Choose one:

Thesis Option (9-12 Hours)


Choose one:

With Thesis (9 Hours)


  • R E 5999 - Thesis (1-4)
  • 6 hours of graduate electives chosen with the graduate advisor’s approval, see the Reading Education, Classroom/Clinical concentration check sheet for a list of suggested electives

Without Thesis (12 Hours)


  • R E 5525 - Product of Learning (1-3)
  • 9 hours of graduate electives chosen with the graduate advisor’s approval, see the Reading Education, Classroom/Clinical concentration check sheet for a list of suggested electives

Other Requirements for the MA in Reading Education, General (Classroom/Clinical Concentration)


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: None required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Required
  • Product of Learning: R E 5525  is required unless the thesis option is selected.

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