Reading & Literacy
Master's of Education

The Master's of Education is a research-based professional degree that involves students working to become exemplary practitioners. The emphasis is on powerfully integrating research-based theory and practice. As accomplished professionals, graduates with this degree are prepared to be leaders in their educational settings.

Through this degree, the Department of Educational Psychology develops educators who are:

  • committed to excellence in learning for all students
  • knowledgeable in disciplines that support research-informed teaching practice
  • effective in assessing and engaging students' developing understandings
  • aware of and committed to addressing issues of diversity through their practices

There are three levels of reading endorsements that you can obtain from the Utah State Office of Education.

  • Level I-Basic is for the regular classroom teacher--this primarily makes a classroom teacher a better teacher of reading in RTI Tier I classrooms
  • Level II-Advanced is for the reading coach--this allows a teacher to become a literacy coach who works primarily with classroom teachers for the most effective Tier I classroom instruction in reading and literacy
  • Level II-Interventionist is for the reading interventionist--this allows teachers to become reading specialists who specialize in Tier II and III intervention with students who struggle with reading and literacy. This program is offered through the University of Utah Reading Clinic. Please see the Reading Clinic website for more information.

The reading interventionist level is an add-on endorsement on top of a Level 1 endorsement. In other words, teachers must complete all classes in the Level 1 endorsement as well as all classes in the reading interventionist program to be eligible for the Level 3--reading interventionist endorsement. Teachers cannot move directly to a reading interventionist endorsement without the Level I classes.

Reading and Literacy Admission & Graduation Information

Master's of Education: Reading and Literacy Handbook

Admissions Information

How to Apply

Apply for Graduation

Reading and Literacy Master’s of Education Coursework

Route 1: M.Ed. with Level I – Basic Endorsement

Route 2: M.Ed. with Level II – Advanced Endorsement

Route 3: M.Ed. with Level II – Interventionist Endorsement

Route 4: Reading Endorsement Only

Reading & Literacy Course Schedule 2017-2020

Contact Information

Academic Program Specialist

JoLynn Yates
jo.yates@utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-7148
FAX: 801-581-5566

Reading & Literacy Faculty

Jan Dole  Jan Dole, PhD - View Profile
Professor, Program Director
Reading & Literacy
SAEC 3234
801-587-1725
jan.dole@utah.edu
Doug Hacker

Douglas J. Hacker, PhD - View Profile
Professor
Reading & Literacy
SAEC 3274
801-587-1737
doug.hacker@utah.edu

Lauren Liang Lauren A. Liang, PhD - View Profile
Associate Professor
Reading & Literacy
SAEC 3251
801-587-1732
lauren.liang@utah.edu
Colli Lucas Colli Lucas, PhD - View Profile
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Reading & Literacy
SAEC 3246
801-587-1726
colli.lucas@utah.edu 
Seung-Hee Claire Son Seung-Hee Claire Son, PhD - View Profile
Assistant Professor
Reading & Literacy
SAEC 3249
801-587-1729
s.claire.son@utah.edu
Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown - View Profile
Adjunct Faculty
University of Utah Reading Clinic801-265-3951
kathleen.brown@utah.edu

Mailing Address:

Department of Educational Psychology
1721 Campus Center Drive, Room 3220
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9255

 

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http://www.utah.edu/students/

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http://financialaid.utah.edu/

College of Education Scholarships
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Last Updated: 4/14/17