The M.Ed. in Reading program is a Florida Department of Education Approved Program and provides opportunities for advanced study beyond the bachelor's degree with specialization in theoretical approaches to reading instruction, application of theory to practice, and use of specific materials and methods of reading instruction based on current research studies. Applicants must have met professional teacher certification requirements for admission into the program. Reading instruction is the focus of this degree and includes all areas of effective communication, such as writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing. Students in this program are eligible to earn reading specialization from the Florida Department of Education.
The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.