MENU
College of Education Menu

Upcoming Events

More Events

Master of Arts in Education - Reading Education

The 39-semester hour Master of Arts in Reading Education degree program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis and all courses are available online.

MAEd-READ students earn a K-12 reading specialist license as they explore current reading research, assessment/diagnosis of reading difficulties, management/oversight of reading/literacy programs, and develop action research projects related to an area of personal interest.

Nine hours of study are selected by MAEd-READ students from a variety of reading/literacy related areas including library science, gifted education, digital literacy/technology integration, and teaching English as a second language.

An initial teaching license is required to apply, and some individuals may need to take prerequisite courses in reading methods in order to be accepted to the program.

The College of Education accepts applications at all times so students can begin at almost any time during the year. The application due dates are as follows:

Desired Starting Semester

Application Deadline

Fall

June 1st

Spring

October 15th

Summer Session 1

March 15th

Summer Session 2

May 1st

Applicants must submit the following materials by the dates listed above to be considered for acceptance:

  • Complete online application at https://gradapply.ecu.edu
  • Statement of purpose meant to provide convincing evidence of one's suitability for graduate study and potential for success in one's chosen area
  • Copy of one's current initial teaching license (if in Sr II, include indication of when license will be received and submit it to the Graduate School immediately upon receipt)
  • 3 professional references (all submitted electronically via the Graduate School)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores
  • Send a copy of official school transcript(s) to Graduate School
  • Contact Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty for more information.
For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses within this program, please visit the Master of Arts in Education section of the Graduate Catalog.

Note: Any student who does not take classes during a regular semester (fall/spring) must reapply to the Graduate school in order to reactivate his/her status as a graduate student and access to his/her ECU email account.

Other graduate programs are available in many disciplines.

 Apply Today

For More Information Contact:

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty
Speight 138
252-328-4970

MBHLI Literacy Leaders

Spring 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

East Carolina University’s College of Education Reading Faculty hosted the spring 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Saturday, January 30, 2016, for pre-service and in-service teacher educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina.  The Margaret Blount Harvey […]

Learn More

International Literacy Assoc

LEHE Faculty contribute to International Literacy Association Blog

Dr. Terry S. Atkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy Studies, English, and History Education, is a regular contributor to the International Literacy Association’s Teaching with Technology Blog.  Her most recent entry, “Inspiration and Motivation with Technology in the Midst of Constant Change” went live on January 8, 2016 and features research she conducted […]

Learn More

NCTE-Ryan_Herman

LEHE Faculty attend National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) held its annual convention November 19-22, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  With a membership of over 30,000, NCTE represents the entire range of individuals involved in fostering literacy skills of students from pre-school through doctoral programs.  Convention attendees mirrored the diversity of the membership and included PK-12 classroom […]

Learn More

COE Seal – Feature Image

Drs. Howard and Guidry Present Research at CUFA and NCSS Annual Conferences

Two faculty members in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education, Dr. Christy Howard (Assistant professor in Reading Education) and Dr. Allen Guidry (Associate professor in History Education) recently presented research at the annual conferences of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). […]

Learn More

LEHE Retreat Group copy

English and History Education Students Attend Retreat

Students and faculty from the English Education (ENED) and History Education (HIED) programs in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education participated in a senior I methods retreat November 20-21 at the Pocosin Arts Riverside Lodge in Columbia, NC. More than two dozen undergraduate, licensure only, and Master of Arts in Teaching […]

Learn More