Jan 17, 2020
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
Dr. Gary Stewart
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.
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 apsu.edu/grad-studies.
Total hours for degree completion 30
Note: All 10 courses listed above are required for the Reading Specialist Master’s degree.