Reading, MS

College of Education and Human Development

reading masters student

Reading, MS (36 hours)

The Master's in Reading allows the student to earn a master's degree with the option of applying coursework to two additional certifications: Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher. The program adheres to the International Literacy Association's Standards for Literacy Professionals.

To accommodate the working professional, the Master's in Reading is an online degree program. 

The Master of Science in Reading prepares graduates to:

  • Have a deep knowledge of the reading and literacy processes
  • Use theory, research, and current best practices to ensure and enhance their students’ learning
  • Conduct research to analyze and evaluate potential changes to reading curriculum and practice

Domestic & International Students:

Fall  Fall mid-term Spring  Spring mid-term Summer I  Summer II 
August 22 October 11 January 11 March 14 May 22 June 25

Application deadlines are one week prior to the start of each of the six course cycle dates: Spring, mid-term Spring, Summer I, summer II, Fall, and mid-term Fall.

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.


Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Essay (Approximately 300-400 words in length which includes information about their reasons for pursuing graduate study and for choosing this specific graduate program)

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Degree Plan

Printable degree plan

Click to download (pdf)

Foundation Course (3 semester hours)

EDFN 5301 - Introduction to Research 3 credits

Reading Requirements (24 semester hours)

READ 5345 - Stages and Standards for Reading Development 3 credits
READ 5350 - Multicultural Literacy 3 credits
READ 5371 - Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems 3 credits
READ 5392 - Psycho–Sociolinguistics and Reading 3 credits
READ 5697 - Reading Practicum 3 credits
**READ 5395 - Leadership and Literacy 6 credits
READ 5396 - Literacy Research Seminar 3 credits

9 hours of Electives can be taken from the following categories

Electives for Reading Specialist Certificate and Master Reading Teacher (9 semester hours)

READ 5310 - Emergent Literacy 3 credits
READ 5314 - College/Adult Literacy 3 credits
READ 5355 - Teaching Literacy through Technology 3 credits
*READ 5369 - Content Area Reading 3 credits
**READ 5372 - Classroom Assessment and instruction 3 credits
READ 5381 - Advanced Studies in the Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 credits
READ 5390 - Professional Seminar: Special Topics 3 credits
READ 5393 - Literacy Curriculum and Supervision 3 credits

*Required for Reading Specialist
**Required for Master Reading Teacher

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's in Reading Program Handbook (pdf)

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Corinne Valadez

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-3336