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Master of Science in Reading

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Program Overview MS in Reading

The Master of Science in reading program empowers you to guide students with reading difficulties by providing hands-on and practical skills that can lead to career advancement. The program is state approved and meets the requirements of the Florida reading certification. This certification has reciprocity with several states. Current Florida certification credentials are required for admission to the MS in reading program.

In the MS in reading program, you will study the foundations of reading instruction, teaching language arts, reading diagnosis and remediation, research-based reading- and study-skill strategies, and reading in specific content areas and age groups. Embedded practice provides valuable field experience prior to earning your degree. Although this is a non-certification program, you can take the state certification exam after graduation.

Curriculum Graduation Requirements

The MS in reading program enables you to prepare for literacy leadership roles at the school, community, and district levels.

What can I do with this degree?

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    Reading Specialist

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    Reading Resource Leader

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    Reading Coach

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    Diagnosticians

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    Content Area Literacy Expert

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    District Reading Leader

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    Response to Intervention (RTI)

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    Corrective and Remedial Reading Expert

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    Reading Specialist

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    Reading Resource Leader

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    Reading Coach

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    Diagnosticians

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    Content Area Literacy Expert

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    District Reading Leader

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    Response to Intervention (RTI)

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    Corrective and Remedial Reading Expert

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    Distinct Instruction

    Experienced full-time faculty teach all courses. You will explore with each professor the foundations and theories of reading instruction. You will participate in a supervised practicum while forming strong relationships with a mentoring faculty.

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    Online Option

    You can earn the MS in reading online. The coursework is taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus. You can complete your degree in as few as 18 months.

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    Short Time to Completion

    Barry's curriculum is designed to move you quickly into the next stage of your career. You can complete the 30 credits in 18 months and be eligible in the next school year for a salary increase and a promotion.

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    Nationwide Recognition

    An MS in reading from Barry reaches beyond gaining a reading certification: Your degree is transferrable to all states. You can move nearly anywhere with a valuable credential that will support you in a lifetime involvement in literacy and education.

Experiential Learning Field Experience

Most graduate reading courses require field experiences involving literacy activities with students, usually accomplished in the teacher's own classroom and school or community. If you are not teaching, convenient field placements are available. Practicum is the capstone course.

All graduate students are required to take a practicum, EDU 717: Practicum in Reading or EDU 727: Advanced Practicum in Reading. Students design and implement a variety of reading projects which involve faculty, parents, students, and the community in relevant, evidence-based best practice literacy activities.

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Apply Now!

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

General Requirements for Full Admission:

  • Completed application including applicant's statement of purpose and goals.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with appropriate credits in related disciplines and/or professional education courses as indicated by transcripts.
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation or a resume with two (2) references and their contact information.
  • Florida Teacher's Certification, if enrolling in a state-approved certification track.

Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Graduate Assistantships

Below are the costs associated with the different degrees and programs in the Adrian Dominican School of Education. (Effective July 2021)

Doctoral Programs

Counseling $1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction $950.00
Organizational Leadership $850.00
Transformational School Leadership $850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology $750.00
Educational Leadership $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling $800.00
School Psychology $750.00
Human Resource Development $600.00
Administration $600.00
Curriculum & Instruction $600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Online Programs

Reading $419.00
Educational Leadership $419.00
Exceptional Student Education $419.00
Higher Education Administration $419.00
Curriculum & Instruction $419.00

Doctoral Programs

Counseling
$1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$950.00
Organizational Leadership
$850.00
Transformational School Leadership
$850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology
$750.00
Educational Leadership
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling
$800.00
School Psychology
$750.00
Human Resource Development
$600.00
Administration
$600.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Online Programs

Reading
$419.00
Educational Leadership
$419.00
Exceptional Student Education
$419.00
Higher Education Administration
$419.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$419.00

Please inquire about military, public service, and certificate program rates

School of Education Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors and is involved in several student organizations and national professional organizations that are designed to assist you in your professional development.

Student Organizations can be a powerful way for students to enhance, enrich, network and develop their leadership skills while making valuable community contributions.

School of Education Graduate Programs Accreditations

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

What Does This Mean?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is one of the six regional accrediting organizations in the United States. Universities in Florida fall under the jurisdiction of SACS.

Reading Endorsement

A portion of the Master of Science in Reading program is approved by the State of Florida for Reading Endorsement. This endorsement will allow you to be a highly-qualified teacher of Reading and be eligible to teach all reading courses. This is a 15 credit program. 

Reading Certification

The Master of Science in Reading program is approved by the State of Florida for Reading Certification. This means that you will be eligible for state Reading Certification and are qualified to be a Reading Specialist. This is a 30 credit program.

 

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