Summer Session 1 Admission
Summer Session 2 Admission
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Entrance exam: GRE or MAT
Exam waiver available: Yes
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On campus and online
2 years (full time)
Have you ever wanted to see a room of eager minds get lost in a book instead of being lost by a book? If this sounds like you, consider pursuing App State’s Master of Arts in Reading Education to develop effective practices for teaching the art of reading to the next generation.
In our program — which features one of the largest collections of reading education faculty in the Southeast — you'll gain expertise in literacy education, instructional practice and assessment, enabling you to deliver high-level reading instruction and services to students in need of improvement. A clinical setting allows you to learn while working directly with the age range of students you will be educating after graduation.
App State’s Reading Education program can help experienced educators qualify for endorsements, promotions and pay increases. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a different field, a master’s degree in education can lead to teaching licensure as you transition into the classroom.
App State’s master’s degree in Reading Education is also offered fully online — learn more by visiting App State Online.
Visit the Reich College of Education website for more information about the Reading Education program.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification in North Carolina. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at App State at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
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The Princeton Review named App State among the best schools in the U.S. and the Southeast for 2022.
Forbes magazine ranked App State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2022.
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
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Dr. Beth Buchholz
Department of Reading Education and Special Education
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