ULM logo
College of Arts, Education, & Sciences
School of Education

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading

The Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Reading is comprised of 36 hours of course work. This degree allows a student to develop more in-depth knowledge in literacy and reading education.  

Regular Status for Admission:

  1. Applicants who are regularly admitted to the Graduate School satisfy at least TWO of the following requirements:
  2. Minimum Graduate Record Examination (143 verbal + 138 quantitative) score of 283
    or Graduate Management Admission Test score of 450
  3. Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  4. Minimum formula score of 707.5 (2.5 GPA x 283 GRE) or Minimum formula score of 1000 (GPA x 200 + GMAT)

Conditional Status

  1. Applicants may be admitted on conditional status with undergraduate deficiencies and/or GPA or GRE scores that fall below the minimum for regular admission. In the latter case, the minimum requirements for conditional status are both:
  2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.2 (based on a 4.0 scale) 
    Consideration of all previous coursework, even if below a 2.2 GPA, if 2.5 GPA was received on the last 60 undergraduate hours attempted from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE) or for MBA applicants only, 1050 (GPA x 200 + GMAT) applies to all students being considered for Graduate School admission.

Minimum Requirements:

 A candidate for the specialization in Reading must hold a valid teacher’s certificate in a field complimentary to graduate specialization issued by the Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be earned for the degree. Successful candidates in this program also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader. See degree plan for specific course requirements.

Degree Plan

Jobs in this Master’s include:
By attaining this degree, a candidate can be hired as a Teacher Leader, Reading Specialist, Reading Coach, and/or Curriculum Coordinator.



  Shalanda Stanley, Ph.D.
  Assistant Professor
  Program Coordinator
  (318) 342-1270