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Master of Science in Reading

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Program Overview

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Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,180

The Master of Science in Reading online program from Barry University empowers you to guide students with reading difficulties by providing hands-on and practical skills that can lead to career advancement.

This accelerated, 30-credit program 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 100 percent online master’s 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 practica provide 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.

Graduates of the MS Reading program 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

Courses

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.

To see the full list of MS Reading online courses, view courses.

Admissions

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.

To learn more about our MS Reading online admission requirements, view admissions.

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.

To learn more about our MS Reading online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

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.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS Reading online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Reading online, students must complete the following 10 courses (30 credits).

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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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Admissions

The Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Reading online program. Find out the requirements, what materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MS Reading Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • GRE waiver with 3.0 GPA on undergraduate transcript (if under 3.0, provisional admittance pending receipt of GRE/MAT)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose integrated into the online application

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161

Electronic:

  • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
  • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
  • Parchment Exchange
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • eScrip-Safe
  • JST System (military)

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Reading online. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Reading $406 $1,218 $12,180
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Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Science in in Reading students, the Adrian Dominican School of Education offers six start dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer Term B July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 17, 2019
Fall Term A August 26, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 21, 2019 October 12, 2019
Fall Term B October 21, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 16, 2019 December 7, 2019
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