Required Courses

All of these:

  • EDTL:4171 Literacy Learning and Teaching III (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:4394 Methods: Secondary Reading (2-3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6164 Early Literacy Development and Instruction (2-3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6165 Reading and Writing Across Intermediate Grades (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6171 Advanced Reading Clinic Techniques (2-3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6172 Advanced Reading Clinic Practicum (2-3 s.h.
  • EDTL:7008 Seminar: Research and Current Issues - Reading (3 s.h.)

One of these:

  • PSQF:5150 Introduction to Educational Measurement (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6238 Assessment of Learning Difficulties (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:3938 Assessment of Learning Problems (3 s.h.)
  • An approved literacy assessment course (3 s.h.)

One of these:


  • PSQF:4106 Child Development (3 s.h.)
  • PSQF:4130 Early Adolescent Development (3 s.h.)
  • PSQF:5133 The Adolescent and Young Adult (3 s.h.)
  • PSQF:6200 Educational Psychology (3 s.h.)

Students who have completed educational psychology and/or human growth and development course work relating only to grades K-8 should choose PSQF:4130 Early Adolescent Development, PSQF:4133 The Adolescent and Young Adult, or PSQF:6200 Educational Psychology from the list above. Those who have completed work relating only to grades 5-12 should choose PSQF:4106 Child Development or PSQF:6200 Educational Psychology.

One of these:

  • EDTL:6167 Inquiry-Based Curriculum Development in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:7100 Design and Organization of Curriculum (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:5086 Curriculum Foundations (2-3 s.h.)

One of these:

  • EPLS:6383 Supervision and Evaluation (3 s.h.)
  • EDTL:7165 Reading Clinic: Supervision (arr.)


A thesis is required for the thesis option.

  • EDTL:6393Master's Thesis (2 s.h.)


Students, in consultation with their advisors, may select the remaining required semester hours as electives from areas such as curriculum, supervision, language arts, testing and evaluation, linguistics, or speech pathology.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination consists of two three-hour exams. Each three-hour exam is based on an aspect of reading or literacy. With agreement of a student's advisor and committee, a comprehensive project may be substituted for the written examination in one or both areas.