Reading Education (MA) - Classroom Clinical


Program Description

Young girls working on homeworkThe classroom/clinical concentration prepares classroom teachers and reading specialists to teach all aspects of reading and language arts to students with a wide range of abilities in kindergarten through grade 12.  Completion of this concentration leads to Advanced Master's teaching certification.Click here for Master of Arts in Reading Education academic department program information. Click here for the Graduate Bulletin degree program information including the program courses (find 477E major code). Applicants are encouraged to review the information on both of these web sites. 

Career Options

Reading Specialist and/or Classroom Teacher – for K-12 teachers.

Course List

Please click here to access the program page with planning sheet. (39 total hours) listed.

Information Unique to Distance Education Program Admission and Enrollment

The Reading Education program accepts applications when new sessions are planned. Cohorts begin, if there is sufficient interest, in one semester, and cohort members take their classes at the same pace (typically two classes per term) until graduation.

Program Delivery Information

Courses in the program may be entirely face-to-face, hybrid (a combination of online and face-to-face) or online.  Face-to-face courses are typically in the evenings or occasionally on Saturdays.  Online courses may have one pre-arranged face-to-face meeting.  For the hybrid or online courses, synchronous class meetings may be required as well as asynchronous coursework. 

Applicants are encourgaged to review the minimum computer requirements for online coursework.

Off-campus students who are teaching can take 6 hours (two classes) per semester, generally, in this 39-hour program and could finish in 6 to 7 semesters; up to 7 years is allowed to finish a Master of Arts program.

Locations and Deadlines

CountyLocationSemester StartApplication DeadlineInformation Session
CatawbaASU HickoryFall 2017July 1Contact us for more information
ForsythForsyth Technical CCFall 2017July 1Contact us for more information


Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application Fee
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended other than ASU
  • Resume (uploaded as part of the online application)
  • Three references (submitted as part of the online application)
  • Test scores are required for this graduate program (see information below)

Test Score Information

A test score (no older than 5 years) is required from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). They are equally accepted.

Application Submission

Click here to access Graduate School application information, requirements, and the online application for admission.

Applications must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by the Graduate School) and ready for review by the applicable deadline. If it appears to be too late to apply, please contact the program manager to discuss options.

For more information 

Phone:  828-262-3113

Academic Coordinator
Dr. David Koppenhaver
Phone: 828-262-6074

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Master's Degree Programs
Catawba, Forsyth