Teacher of Reading

Master of Education

Program Requirements

Program Design

Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the Master of Education in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree program. The 33-credit degree program consists of 18 credits of foundation courses that focus on teaching and learning, 12 credits of reading content courses, and 3 credits of electives. The program requires that candidates be working in an educational setting or a training center to complete the program competency assignments. There is a non-credit E-Folio course requirement.

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses (18 credits)

MED 7808 Available Online Assessment and Evaluation

MED 7809 Available Online Instructional Design

MED 7810 Available Online Psychology of Learning

MED 7712 Available Online Curriculum Development

MED 8804 Available Online Action Research (6 credit course offered in the Spring and Fall semester)

Reading Concentration Courses (12 credit)

MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)

MRD 6201 Available Online Causes of Reading Difficulties

MRD 6202 Available Online Foundations of Reading

MRD 6203 Available Online Brain-based Reading Instruction

MRD 6204 Available Online Phonemic Awareness and Auditory Processing

Electives (3 credits)

MRD 6205 Available Online Literacy Skills for Early Childhood

MRD 6208 Available Online Vocabulary and Comprehension Development for Middle School and High School

MRD 6209 Available Online Authentic and Differentiated Instruction for Reading

Qualifications for Degree

To qualify for the Master of Education in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree, a candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 33 credit hours with a GPA of at least a 3.0 average. The program must be completed within five years.


Completion of this degree does not qualify the recipient for a Delaware teaching license, endorsement, or certification, since there is no applicable Delaware licensing category.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.