The online graduate program in reading education is designed to provide the necessary educational experiences for persons who are either preparing to or are already involved in working toward enhancing the reading, writing, and oral language competencies of children and adults. This graduate program meets standards of excellence for reading programs of the International Reading Association. Graduate program faculty and candidates work extensively in area schools to provide active practicum experiences. All course work for this program is offered in an online format.
Most students who participate in our Reading M.Ed. program are practicing licensed teachers, and those aspiring to specialist licensure must have at least three (3) years successful classroom experience as such.
Graduate students, working toward qualification as licensed reading specialists in Tennessee, will be advised to take a specific set of courses that fulfills both the East Tennessee State University requirements for the Reading M.Ed. degree and the requirements outlined by the Tennessee Standards for Licensure as Reading Specialist, PreK-12.
The M.Ed. in Reading Education is not an initial licensure program. Persons seeking an initial endorsement to teach in Tennessee should enter one of the initial licensure programs.
Course listings and course descriptions for this program can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog Entry for the Reading, M.Ed. Program.
Credits to complete this program: 33-36 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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Steps to Apply
Step 1 - Create your ETSU Application Account
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 - Sign into the ETSU Application Portal
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 - Complete the Remaining Fields
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Master's," term, then choose Reading Education and complete the remainder of the form.