Reading and Literacy

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kathleen Donalson

This Master of Education program provides an advanced knowledge base for licensed elementary or secondary teachers who are interested in continuing their professional development, becoming curriculum leaders or enhancing their professional status in literacy instruction. This program may be applied to a New Mexico Public Education Department reading endorsement.

This program requires nine hours of core courses and 21 hours of emphasis courses. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

The non-thesis option develops one of these three tracks:

  • Reading specialist
  • Reading coordinator/literacy facilitator
  • Literacy teacher educator

All professors hold terminal degrees in special education or a related field and bring a wealth of public school experience that blends theory and practice in providing positive student learning opportunities.

Advisors check student progress using multiple formal and informal assessments of student work.

The program incorporates use of technology in classroom instruction.

Advisors for this program:
Kathleen Donalson
Amy Hazelrigg (Roswell)
Mary Kallus
Kathleen Pittman (Roswell)
Patricia Whitney

View the thesis degree plan or the non-thesis degree plan.