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Master of Science in Reading Online

This online program empowers you to guide students with reading difficulties by enhancing your practical, hands-on skills that can lead to career advancement.

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10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
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Program Overview

Why our 100% online Master of Science in Reading stand out

$13,500* Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
30 Credits

The Master of Science in Reading online program from Barry University enables you to prepare for literacy leadership roles at the school, community, and district levels. Although this is a non-certification program, you can take the state certification exam after graduation.

In this 30 credit online master’s in reading program, you will study the foundations of reading instruction, teaching language arts, reading diagnosis and remediation, research-based reading and study skill strategies, and reading in specific content areas and age groups. Embedded practice provides valuable field experience prior to earning your degree.

Our online coursework is taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus. You can complete your degree in as few as 18 months.

Upon completion of this online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply knowledge of reading research to improve literacy instruction
  • Demonstrate refined research-based teaching strategies and skills for improved reading and learning
  • Model the integration of reading to learn best practices into the entire curriculum

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$13,500* Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
30 Credits

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

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Tuition

Barry University's affordable online degree tuition

Students in the Master of Science in Reading online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,500* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,500* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

Calendar

Our application deadlines and class schedules

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Reading online program is flexible and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
SessionProgram Start DateAdmissions & Financial Aid DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Deadline *Last Class DayTerm Length
Fall A8/22/228/8/228/13/228/15/228/17/2210/8/227 weeks
Fall B10/17/2210/3/2210/8/2210/10/2210/12/2212/3/227 weeks
Spring A1/9/2312/26/221/2/231/2/231/4/232/22/237 weeks
Spring B3/6/232/20/232/27/232/27/233/1/234/22/237 weeks

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

Being admitted to our Master of Science in Reading program

Students entering the Master of Science in Reading online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, a GRE or MAT may be required. Applicants also are required to submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two professional references
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • No teaching certificate required

Courses

Discover what you will learn in our MS in Reading online classes

In order to earn the Master of Science in Reading online, students must complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. All courses are seven weeks in length.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course utilizes interdisciplinary and differentiated approaches to the teaching of language arts. Studies research-based models and methods for interrelating language arts. Projects which interrelate and integrate reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, visually representing and thinking are required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Surveys the knowledge and research-based teaching strategies necessary to understand the nature of reading and the basic principles of reading instruction with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension and their integration. Includes use of professional resources to investigate historical and current trends differentiating in reading instruction. Field experience required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Assists elementary and secondary classroom teachers with research-based reading and study skill strategies as they apply to the subject areas in their curriculum. Projects involve the use of differentiated lessons planning, practice and demonstration activities, and informal screening devices will be designed for specific content areas in the classroom. Field experience required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using research, the course focuses on the diagnosis of reading difficulties. It includes the administration, interpretation, and use of informal assessment data to impact, prescribe, and plan for differentiated instruction. Prerequisites: EDU 567, or equivalent. Field experience required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Utilizes research-­based classroom instructional methods, materials, and differentiated strategies based on informal assessment for use in correcting reading difficulties with students in the K–12 classroom. Prerequisite: EDU 567 and 584 or equivalent. Field experience required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces theoretical foundations of emergent literacy, reading curriculum for primary children and research-based best practices for teaching primary reading with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and their integration. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on research-­based methods for implementing the duties and responsibilities of the reading professional. Includes consultative and coaching skills. The focus includes human relations and leadership skills. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the administration of standardized assessments and interpretation of data and results for diagnosing disabilities which impact learning to read and success with the reading process. The focus is development and implementation of research-based, instructional, differentiated remedial lessons. Field experience required.Prerequisite: EDU 567, 584 and 590 or equivalent and permission of advisor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a supervised practicum which focuses on educators using research-­based literacy techniques, assessments and differentiated methodology for working with and coaching students, educators, administrators, other teachers, and community members. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S. or Ed.S. program in Reading or permission of reading program faculty. This is the capstone course in the graduate reading program. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

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