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Reading Specialist Admissions Process

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The cost of attendance at A&M-Texarkana is very affordable. Cost for MS in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Specialist certification is a total of 36 SCH. Refer to link for current-year tuition rates at “graduate two-year tuition & fee schedule”.  For Financial Aid information please click here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3.0 GPA, cumulative or last 60 hours

When applying for admission for Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction, you will be prompted to download the following on the university application: 1) passing score on TExES exam or proof of standard teaching certificate, and 2) resume.

Admission Process:

Candidates must complete all steps prior to admission to the program and starting coursework. Steps include 1) application to university, 2) program application documents, and 3) application to certification program.  Please contact graduate.studies@tamut.edu or call (903) 223-3129 if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

  1. University Application: Go to link to apply. Create account as instructed. Complete application as a “Graduate” student. On page 5, scroll down and select “MS in Curriculum & Instruction”. Select Reading Specialist Submit documents as required. There is a $30 application fee.
  2. Application Documents:
    • Have all official transcripts sent to admissions office. Do this early as delayed transcripts slow down the admissions process.
    • In addition, you will need to schedule time  in a testing center to  complete a letter of intent. For distance students, this may be done at any testing center near you; please provide testing center information to graduate.studies@tamut.edu or call (903) 223-3129.
  3. Program Application: For those seeking Reading Specialist please apply to the certification program per Texas Education Agency requirement through Tk20 link. Scroll to bottom and click on “admissions”. Create account and complete the appropriate application. There is no charge to complete the application. However, please note, when you submit this application, a non-refundable $35 application fee will be added to your student account. NOTE: Upon receipt of program admission, candidates must formally accept admission on Tk20 per Texas Education Agency requirements.
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