Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in reading that provides coursework for elementary school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to better address the needs of their students in this critical learning area.

The concentration consists of 30 hours of coursework.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in reading to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Core Courses
12 credit hours

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
  • EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in the context of School Curriculum
  • EDUC-X 590 - Research in Reading

Reading Courses
15 credit hours

  • EDUC-C 504 - Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom
  • EDUC-L 520 - Advanced Study of Foreign Language Teaching
  • EDUC-K 590 - Independent Study or Research in Special Education (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-W 505 - Professional Development Workshop: Technology as a Teaching Tool (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-X 525 - Practicum: Impacting Student Learning (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-X 525 - Practicum in Reading: Literacy Leadership

Elementary Reading Courses
6 credit hours

  • EDUC-S 514 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools
  • EDUC-S 549 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary School, OR
  • EDUC-S 516 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of English Language Arts in the Junior High and Secondary Schools


Please contact Dr. Lisa Hoffman or Dr. Susan Ridout for advising information on education requirements.


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Dr. Donna Albrecht

Director of Graduate Studies School of Education
Director of New Neighbors Center
Professor, and Coordinator of Gifted, Talented and High Ability Program

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2594

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Screen Casts

Applicants must watch the appropriate screen cast prior to admission.

Master's Degrees
Graduate Reading License Program

Important NEW Information for Rank (Kentucky) or Plus 30 (Indiana) Changes to the License.

The MS degrees from IU Southeast were formerly 36 hours (as noted in the screencast for the Reading License Program), but most are now 30. Students should pay close attention to the hours needed to gain the Rank Change for Kentucky. If you recently graduated with a 30-hour Master of Education degree, Kentucky teachers will now need 30 additional hours to reach Rank 1. Indiana teachers still need 30 additional hours for the Plus 30. (After the 24-hour license program courses, the Coordinator of Reading and/or the License Advisor will help determine additional courses, if needed.)

See the online application for more information. Contact our Records Specialist, Tracy Stracener with questions regarding applications. The application process has been streamlined, so you no longer need a letter of recommendation.

We hope to see you at IU Southeast pursuing further work in literacy!

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