Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading Education
The educational specialist degree program is designed to help educators who already hold a master of education degree go further in the field of education. It does not lead to Virginia's reading specialist endorsement. Taken full-time in Charlottesville, this program can be completed in just one year. It can also be pursued online as a part-time offering.
Teachers today work in a variety of settings including K-12 schools, school divisions, adult education, commercial educational ventures and community centers. In all settings, professionals may be responsible for designing and integrating curricular programs that reflect research-based practices. The Education Specialist degree allows teachers with a master of education degree to build their own expertise in curriculum design with a focus on literacy development. In light of current government legislation, it is imperative for curriculum leaders to be in a strong position to facilitate students' literacy needs across the curriculum.
Following completion of the Ed.S. program, candidates will have acquired the ability to:
- Apply knowledge of refined research-based teaching strategies and skills to improve literacy instruction
- Integrate the best practices of reading into the entire curriculum
- Evaluate current practices in education and explore strategies to improve learning outcomes
- Create positive social change by providing literacy leadership at the school, community and division levels
- Explore real-world challenges in education and develop scholarly methods to create positive social change
The Curry School Ed.S. degree in reading is a 30 hour (27 hours of course work, 3 hours of thesis) post-master's graduate degree designed for the professional educator. Advisors meet with students to design a course of study that includes core and elective courses that complement professional goals. The degree may be taken full- or part-time in Charlottesville, part-time only online. A thesis is required for completion.
The Education Specialist degree is a 30-hours post-master’s degree. The EdS in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Reading Education requires 27 hours of course work and 3 hours for thesis beginning fall 2015. Advisors meet with students to design a course of study that includes reading and elective courses that complement professional goals. The degree may be taken full or part time in Charlottesville. A thesis is required for degree completion. Also beginning in fall 2015, the degree may be earned part-time online.
Completion of the degree is not connected to the K12 Reading Specialist endorsement in Virginia.
Central office and leadership positions and and coaching positions; community college administration.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.