The Reading/Literacy graduate programs prepare students to be inquiring practitioners who seek knowledge and experiences about reading/literacy processes and practices. These evolving scholars are guided and encouraged to pursue knowledge, commit to inquiry, engage in problem solving related to reading/literacy processes and practices, and participate as leaders in reading/literacy related activities.
By completing the Master of Arts degree in Reading students fulfill the requirements for institutional recommendation for endorsement as a K-12 Reading Teacher. Students seeking endorsement must provide evidence of two or more years of teaching experience in an accredited and/or established elementary, middle, or secondary school while holding a Type A or teaching license equivalent certificate before such recommendation is made. Students wishing to obtain Colorado licensure in reading are required to pass a State of Colorado administered proficiency examination PLACE-Reading. Students should contact the Licensure Officer in McKee for information.
- Fall Admissions: July 1st
- Spring Admissions: October 1st
- Summer Admissions: September 15th
Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- School of Teacher Education Application
- Statement of Goals
- Current resume
- If applicant’s GPA is below 3.0,
- Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores(if GPA is below 3.0, the applicant may choose to submit a GRE score to attain non-probationary admission to the Reading program)
- Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
- Completed Online Application
- Three Letters of Recommendation (pdf)
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts
- Submit admissions application to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to projected enrollment date to ensure adequate processing time.
- The Reading program faculty recommends that an applicant have a total GRE score that meets or exceeds 1350 on the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical subtests; and it is highly recommended that the Verbal score meets or exceeds 500.
2012-2013 Extended Studies/UNC ONline Tuition Rates &
|Per Credit Hour||$445.00||Off-Campus or online delivery options through UNC Extended Studies feature a flat per-credit tuition rates and there are no student fees. Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.|
|Three Credit Hours||$1335.00|
|Nin Credit Hours||$4005.00|