Degree or Program Details

Reading K-8

Program Requirements

The masters of arts in education reading degree is designed to prepare certified K-8 teachers for roles as reading teachers. Completion of the degree qualifies the student for the specialized endorsement in reading on the State of Michigan teaching certificate (Code BT) contingent upon satisfactory completion of the MTTC subject area test and filing the appropriate application at Students not wishing the MAE degree may elect to pursue the endorsement only by completing 18 credits for the minor from the following courses designated with an asterisk.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 34

Foundations 4-6
Research 5
     ED 599A Thesis (2-8 cr.)
Concentration 18-19
(approved by the State of Michigan to meet the PA 32 reading requirement for professional certification) 
Electives approved by adviser to meet the 34 credit requirement 

* The asterisked courses are required for students choosing the BT endorsement only, a total of 18-19 credits.