MAED Reading Program Description

Program Description: 

The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program in Reading Education (K‐12) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University prepares current “A” licensed classroom teachers (grades K‐12) to improve the literacy skills of their students. The MAED Reading program is based upon standards set forth by the International Literacy Association and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Also, the program prepares candidates to attain a Reading Specialist certification (K‐12) in North Carolina.  The MAED Reading program is 30 credit hours, and it is ideal for any K‐12 teacher as candidates can continue to teach while enrolled in the program.


Candidates in the MAED Reading Education program will:

  1. Demonstrate effective research writing skills appropriate for educational scholars,
  2. Demonstrate effective knowledge, skills, and attitudes in diversity issues, learning theories, technological skills, and methods of instruction,
  3. Demonstrate the ability to implement research-based reading strategies supported by learning theories and aligned to the North Carolina Common Core and Essential Standards with K-12 students, and
  4. Demonstrate their depth of literacy knowledge and breadth of literacy pedagogical skills with K-12 students from diverse backgrounds  

Employment Opportunities  

Graduates of the MAED Reading program find employment in a variety of educational contexts, including: • P-12 Classroom Teachers in Public, Charter, and Private Schools • Reading Specialists • Literacy Coaches • Special Education Program Specialists • Curriculum Facilitators


For additional information please contact, Dr. Nicole Smith, 232 Proctor Hall,(336-285-4423)

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