The Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Education/Language Arts program focuses on current issues in teaching and learning in literacy education through research. Our faculty engage in nationally recognized research that has the potential to improve the educational outcomes of our nation’s children. In addition, they make their research accessible and understandable to both practitioners and policymakers.
Our graduates go on to become reading specialists, teachers, curriculum designers, and more. As you complete the program, you will enjoy mentorship from faculty members and an expansive curriculum. Small class sizes encourage active participation and one-on-one attention from professors.
We offer both a master’s and a doctoral degree in this program. The master’s program is intended for students who want to become critical consumers and novice producers of literacy research. Most students will complete a thesis, and therefore you should include a statement of research interests when applying. The research-intensive doctoral program welcomes students who desire high-quality training in literacy education. The doctoral program places an emphasis on theory, rigorous research methods, and applied research.
In order to meet minimum University admission requirements, applicants must have:
M.S. and Ed.S. Applicant Target Scores:
Verbal – 146+
Quantitative – 140+
Ph.D. Applicant Target Scores:
Verbal – 151+
Quantitative – 145+
Writing – 3+
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) do not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report.
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
Applicants must upload the following REQUIRED supporting documents to the Admissions Application Portal:
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Curriculum choices in our master’s program are designed to enable you to become a teacher leader, college instructor, curriculum specialist, state testing specialist or textbook company representative. Doctoral program graduates are prepared to become university professors, researchers and leaders in the field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for teachers is expected to grow 7.4% through 2026, which equates to approximately 112,800 new jobs. The job outlook for instructional leaders/coordinators is expected to grow up to 10.5% through 2026. That translates into over 17,000 new jobs nationwide. The median national annual salary range for instructional leaders/coordinators is $64,450 per year. For university or college professors, the Bureau predicts a 10.3% increase in jobs by 2026, totaling 6,600 new jobs. The median national salary is $64,780 per year.
A career in reading education & language arts can be very rewarding, and a typical path offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth. Educators make a difference in the lifelong learning experience of their students, as well as, the quality and standards of the programs they teach.