M.Ed. in Reading


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The Master’s of Education in Reading is designed for the teaching professional who seeks to advance literacy knowledge and teaching skills.  The coursework for the master’s degree involves 30 credit hours, of which the first fifteen credit hours are the Reading Endorsement courses.  The coursework for the Master’s of Education in Reading involves: literacy theories, content area literacy, literature for diverse learners, teaching writing, literacy assessments and evaluations, working with at-risk readers/writers, serving as a literacy leader within a school setting, and a literacy research project. 

Contact Information

Dr. Hannah Chai, Literacy Co-director
(937) 775-2963

Lee Welz, Literacy Co-director

Andy Baker, Program Coordinator
311 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2164


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 3.0 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA   (possible exceptions made with advisor approval: GRE score or MAT score in the 50th percentile or higher)
  • Completion of required Ohio pre-requisite “reading core” including at least 12 hours of reading/writing methods classes.  Those 12 hours must include at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu