The Master of Science in Reading program envisions students of reading who would engage in rigorous study and action research in preparation to meet the challenges of urban literacy as reading professionals.
We believe that the elevation of literacy to national and state prominence is an investment in the foundation for all education. To accomplish this goal, we believe that those who would teach any subject, at any level, should know how to teach reading. Stated somewhat differently – All teachers should be teachers of reading. We also believe that public schooling in America, particularly public schools in urban settings, should be the means for an exemplary response to the unprecedented literacy expectations in today’s technological society.
The mission of the Master of Science in Reading program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences which would empower and energize them to become reading activists and advocates for urban learners.
The Master of Science in Reading program is in compliance with the academic regulations as are set forth in the Coppin State University Graduate Catalog.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in which the Master of Science in Reading program is housed holds continuing accreditation from The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Guided by the Standards for Reading Professionals (1998) of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the International Reading Association, the Master of Science in Reading program also will seek national accreditation from The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.