Dr. Elizabeth SwaggertyProgram Area Coordinator
233 Speight Building
Ms. Amy Mansfield
Administrative Support Associate
205 Speight Building
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 candidates 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 candidates 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
Summer Session 1
Summer Session 2
Applicants must submit the following materials by the dates listed above to be considered for acceptance:
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.