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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading (M.A.Ed.)

Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
Department of Educational Specialties

Dr. Moniqueka Gold
Chair, Department of Educational Specialties
Location: Claxton Building, Room 304A
Phone: 931-221-7518

Dr. Gary Stewart
Graduate Coordinator
Phone:  (931) 221-6782
Location: Claxton Building, Room 323

This program is used to satisfy Tennessee licensure for Reading Specialist upon three years or more of satisfactory classroom teaching experience or the equivalent; an official transcript on file with the Office of Teacher Licensure; and an official endorsement plan of study completed with the advisor and filed with the Office of Teacher Licensure. This program is designed to be completed as a cohort model. The Master of Arts in Education: Reading Specialist Licensure program is designed for candidates interested in improving their knowledge of literacy and/or pursuing a position as a reading specialist, as literacy leaders in the school system, or a curriculum coach.

Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores (for candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE may be waived)
  • Teacher Licensure is required
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit