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M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education

Designed for professional development of active teachers, the Master of Arts in Reading program with an emphasis in Secondary Education at Grand Canyon University allows teachers the opportunity to study effective methods of teaching literacy at the secondary level. Read on for more information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Reading with an emphasis in Secondary Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who apply to this program must have had one year of professional teaching experience, an active teacher's license and access to a 6-12 classroom. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Reading with an emphasis in Secondary Education provides active teachers access to advanced graduate study to assist them in providing reading instruction specifically aimed at a secondary-level audience. The courses in this program instruct students on how to provide high quality instruction to students as they transition to higher learning institutions to further their studies. Topics covered in the courses offered here include corrective reading strategies, engaging students from diverse populations, and creating and maintaining literacy-rich environments. A practicum is also included in this program, which includes the development of a Literacy Work Sample and coaching other instructors. This program is designed for current educators.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

32 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Various financial aid options, including scholarships, loans and grants, may be available for students at Grand Canyon University. Special discounts are available for high school students and the military. For more information about how to receive financial aid, contact the university financial aid office.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education

Current teachers who take this program are required to complete 32 credits of core requirements related to reading at the secondary level. Before enrolling in any programs, be sure to contact Grand Canyon University to ensure degree programs and course options haven't changed.

Core Requirements (32 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Education
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Foundations in Language and Literacy
  • Survey of Reading Assessments
  • Advanced Studies in Reading Assessment Systems
  • Literate Environments
  • Professional Learning and Leadership in Literacy
  • Introductory Instructional Methods for Secondary Reading and Writing
  • Advanced Studies in Methods for Secondary Content Reading and Writing
  • Secondary Practicum in Reading

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Teachers who complete this program may be prepared to work in positions at charter, public or private secondary schools, as well as social service agencies, publication companies and educational welfare organizations. Graduates with this degree may be eligible to work as secondary reading teachers or pursue employment in a variety of other related careers.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Curriculum consultant or designer
  • School or district literacy coach
  • Reading tutor
  • Textbook writer

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