May 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 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, unless waived.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants who:

  • Have completed 6 credit hours of graduate coursework at Appalachian State University or other accredited institution, with a grade of “B” or better, within the last five years; OR
  • Have three or more years of teaching experience.

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

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information

Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and 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.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Accelerated Master’s Program

This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

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

Thesis Option (15 Hours)

Choose one:

With Thesis (15 Hours)

Without Thesis (15 Hours)

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

  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: None required
  • Candidacy: Not Required
  • Comprehensive: Not Required
  • Product of Learning: R_E 5525  is required unless the thesis option is selected.

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