Enable The Mind Through Literature
Reading takes time but reading well takes effort. Learn how to teach students the beauty of literacy through our graduate program. Enrich your mind with evidence-based literature that explores how to improve reading skills, literacy and retention rates. Your work starts here, in our local schools. Our children need educators who recognize the value and virtue that reading brings. But before teaching comes instructing. Educators deserve well-developed curriculum. You can help make this happen through our graduate program. Our degree prepares you for careers in curriculum development and education administration. Embark on the path that leads to creativity, curiosity and critical thinking. Earn your master’s degree in reading from A&M-Commerce!
1.5 to 2 years
Yes for MA
Thesis is optional for MA
Reading(MA/MED/MS) :: Big easy links
Emphases and Minors
Focus Your Passion
Our Department of Reading offers three tracks that guide you to your career goals. Discover which reading program works best for you.
Master of Science (MS) Non-thesis
Is the classroom where you want to be? With our Master of Science (MS) program, you can earn your way to the classroom! Obtain a Texas teacher certificate while earning your degree. You’ll be certified to teach at all grade levels (prekindergarten-grade 12). No foreign language is required.
Master of Education (MEd) Non-thesis
Are you a current educator? Improve your teaching skills with our Master of Education (MEd) track. Learn how to engage your students to become master thinkers while reading class content. If you’re interested in becoming certified in all-level reading, this track is for you. No foreign language is required.
Master of Art (MA) Thesis and Non-thesis
Literacy speaks many languages, and so can you. Our Master of Arts track tests your knowledge of a foreign language, whether Spanish or Mandarin. Recommended for those pursuing PhD programs, this track offers a thesis and non-thesis option. No foreign language is required.
Study What Interests You
Earn a certificate or specialization as part of your graduate curriculum. These recognitions provide career benefits like higher salaries and job opportunities.
Lead the intellectually gifted towards success. You’ll learn how to address the cognitive, social, emotional and creative needs of gifted and talented students. Our 12-hour certification program prepares you for the TExES exam.
Learn how to teach content for a diverse community of students with our Bilingual Education/ESL minor. You’ll explore contemporary theories and the best practices for bi/multilingual students.
MA/MS/MED in Reading :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now’s your chance to discover where you belong.
Graduate Program Costs
As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.
Reading :: Domestic Student Requirements
Required Documents for Domestic Students
If you are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at [email protected].
Application Packet Submission Deadline
Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.
Note: This program is not available to international students.