UC Master of Education Reading Program Curriculum

Complemented by group collaborations, robust discussions and hands-on project work, the Reading program curriculum will present real-world applications of advanced theory and learning strategies in K-12 settings. The engaging online environment allows flexibility to reach out to faculty and peers when it’s most convenient to you. Take advantage of opportunities to grow as a teacher and leader in your school as you learn from your peers’ experiences and instantly apply learning to your own classroom. Here, you can review the courses that will help guide you.

Core Courses (15 total hours)

  • 18 CI 7001: Educational Research for Master’s Students (3 credits)
  • 18 CI 7002: Curriculum and Instruction: Theories and Trends (3 credits)
  • 18 CI 7003: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms (3 credits)
  • 18 CI 7004: The Role of Teachers in a Democratic Society (3 credits)
  • 18 CI 7090: Master’s Project: Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)

Reading Concentration Courses (18 total hours)

  • LSLS 7026: Literacy Learning and Instruction PreK-12 (3 credits)
  • LSLS 7027: Theory to Practice: Models of Literacy (3 credits)
  • LSLS 7028: Literacy Assessment, Instruction, and Practicum I (3 credits)
  • LSLS 7029: Literacy Assessment, Instruction, Practicum II (3 credits)
  • LSLS 7031: Principles of Organizing a Literacy Curriculum (3 credits)
  • LSLS 7054: Literacy as a Linguistic and Cultural Tool (3 credits)
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  • Charles says:

    Is there a PRAXIS requirement for this degree?

  • Thomas Furio says:

    There is no PRAXIS requirement for any of the degree programs at the University of Cincinnati. I recommend that you check with your state’s Department of Education to determine if there is a PRAXIS requirement in your state to earn a specific endorsement. If you have any further questions please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 800-226-0075, we’d be happy to help in any way that we can.

  • Brandi says:

    I currently hold a Masters of Education in Adolescent and Young Adult. I have to take courses to renew my teaching certificate. I would like to obtain the licensure as a Reading Specialist. I do not want to work toward another Master’s degree. Does your program allow me to take the classes necessary for the reading specialist license without having to complete another Master’s program? Do you have a PHD program in Curriculum and Instruction?

  • Kyle Wallace says:

    Hello Brandi – Yes, our program is designed to give students the option of working towards a full master’s degree or to do a certificate program in a specific concentration area, such as the reading specialist endorsement. However, at this time we do not have any PhD programs via distance learning. We would love to help and answer any further questions that you may have. Please contact one of our Enrollment Advisors at 800-226-0075.

  • Amanda says:

    Is this program offered through distance education?

  • Kyle Wallace says:

    Hi Amanda – We know that many teachers do not have the time to visit a campus for classes, so we offer our programs as distance learning programs in order to make it as flexible and convenient for our students as possible. So yes, this program is offered entirely online with no campus visits required. Please contact one of our Enrollment Advisors at 800-226-0075 for more information.

  • Jessica says:

    How can I see if any my current graduate classes would transfer to this program?

  • Pam Bush says:

    Hello Jessica, thank you for your interest. There is a transfer credit process. We would need your transcripts, course descriptions, and syllabi for the classes you want considered for transfer. Please feel free to contact us at (800) 226-0075.

  • Britt says:

    With the M.Ed. do you get both a masters in reading and the reading specialist certificate/endorsement?

  • Lindsay Girosky says:

    I am interested in the Reading Specialist program. The website says the program is 45 credit hours, and I see above that 15 of those credits are core content and 18 are reading concentration courses. Can you tell me what the other 12 credit hours are? Are they elective courses? I am a first year teacher, and therefore I understand I am not ready to enroll in the program yet, but I was wondering if I could take a class or two (either here or at a different school) that would fulfill elective requirements that could later be transferred into the degree program?

  • Hi Britt, thank you for inquiring about the University of Cincinnati Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading concentration, graduates of the Reading Specialist program are eligible to apply for the Reading Specialist certificate/endorsement from the state of Ohio. Out-of-state graduates will need to check with their state’s Department of Education to see if this program will meet the needs to fulfill the requirements for similar certificates/endorsements. Please contact us at 1-800-226-0075 to speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

  • Hi Lindsay,

    Thank you for inquiring about our program. Our program originally was 45 credits, but we just transition to semester hours. The Master’s in C&I Reading is now 33 semester hours. The way the program is structured is that you would be taking two classes at the same time. Your core credits first which are 15 core classes and then reading concentration courses which are 18 to complete the program. Unfortunately, for this program there are no electives. However, we do provide non-matriculating students with individual classes if they needed. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 800-226-0075. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • Rebecca says:

    I am a graduate student at another university. I need one class (Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties) in order to complete my program. Unfortunately, the university does not offer it this term. My advisor suggested that I look into a course at another institution to meet this requirement. Would I be able to enroll in the LSLS 7028 class? If you need more information, please let me know. Thank you for your help!

  • Hi Rebecca, thank you for your inquiry. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to discuss continuing education courses at 800-226-0075.