The M.Ed. in Reading program provides opportunities for advanced study beyond the bachelor’s degree with specialization in theoretical approaches to reading instruction, application of theory to practice, and use of specific materials and methods of reading instruction based on current research studies. Applicants must have met professional teacher certification requirements for admission into the program. Reading instruction is the focus of this degree and includes all areas of effective communication, such as writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing. Students in this program are eligible to earn reading specialization from the Florida Department of Education.