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Education, Master - Reading

Why choose a Master of Education with a concentration in Reading at Saint Leo?

Raise your profile with the College of Education & Social Science's fully online Master of Education (MEd) with a concentration Reading.

This program is designed for certified teachers who want to develop advanced skills in literacy instruction, and earn their State of Florida reading certification. Our students find success as certified reading teachers and specialist in school districts throughout Florida and outside of the state, due to reciprocity agreements the Florida Department of Education holds with other states.

You’ll learn how to implement an integrated language arts program, assess literacy levels and apply current research and instructional approaches to improve students’ reading and writing skills.

In the 36 credit-hour MEd Reading program, you will hone your teaching skills in reading and writing instruction through studying:

  • Curriculum development theory, research and policy
  • Instructional and assessment strategies
  • Integration of reading and writing
  • Reading theory and recommended practice in K-12 educational environments
  • Applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, and second language acquisition
  • Assessment measures to determine students' literacy levels in elementary and secondary schools
  • Diagnosing, prescribing and implementing reading plans for improvement
  • Educational research in policymaking

Why choose a MEd in Reading at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo University is a nationally recognized leader in education, founded in 1889 and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's master teachers and educational leaders.

A commitment to a set of core values is the cornerstone of Saint Leo University. Our mission is to offer a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world. It is a model designed with working adults in mind offering highly personalized attention, flexible learning opportunities, and a solid foundation for personal fulfillment and career advancement.

Our instructors are current practitioners in the field of school administration, and regular presenters at national and international conferences.

Flexibility for the working professional.

Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there. Turn any computer into a vibrant interactive classroom – day or night. Saint Leo provides students with the opportunity to advance their education without having to travel to a traditional campus – no conventional classroom attendance is required. Set your own weekly study schedule anywhere, anytime. All of our online students receive the same educational degrees as campus-based students, benefiting from faculty who are experienced professionals.

Contact your Gradate Admissions Counselor for more information on fitting a master's degree into your life.

A special tuition discount is available for Master of Education students. Contact your Gradate Admissions Counselor for details.

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What can you do with a MEd Reading?

  • K-12 Reading Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Supervisor
  • Department Chair
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Teacher Mentor
  • Program Director or Supervisor
  • GED Instructor
  • Higher Education Instructor

Degree Requirements

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Where are Saint Leo Education grads now?

Our students find success as certified teachers, Instructional leaders, principals and administrators in school districts throughout Florida and outside of the state, due to interstate agreements the Florida Department of Education has negotiated. Saint Leo graduates often assume leadership positions in their schools—as team leaders and department chairs—within three to four years of employment. Graduates consistently receive "Teacher of the Year" and "Administrator of the Year" awards in their districts.
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