The Graduate Reading Program at West Texas A&M University has been designed to include courses that emphasize cutting-edge theory and practice, curriculum and content related to increasing diversity of language and cultural populations, authentic evaluation and administration and supervision of reading programs. The 36-hour program can be completed within a two-year period, and beginning January, 2011, will be totally on-line.
All students entering the program must have a Bachelor’s Degree and 18 hours of Education. Initial screening procedures include application to WTAMU Admissions as well as Graduate School, completion of GRE with appropriate scores, and a personal interview with the Program Chair of Faculty Advisor in Reading. An official “Plan of Study” must be filed within the first semester of admission and enrollment in courses.
Students currently enrolled in the Graduate Reading Program are actively involved as elementary or secondary teachers, curriculum or resource staff, tutoring support personnel or graduate assistants in the field of education. Graduates of the program have become Reading Specialists in public school districts, literacy team leaders or curriculum coordinators in public and private settings, adjunct instructors in Higher Education as well as graduate students in doctoral programs at other Texas universities.
Admission Criteria and Application Guidelines