Reading (all levels)
Pre-Requisite: Candidates must have at least one year of professional teaching experience.
The Master’s in Reading and Literacy Program prepares candidates to work as reading specialists for all grade levels and enables candidates to be eligible to apply for Initial Licensure in Reading. Courses provide background knowledge to the teacher to become a reading specialist.
Pre-practicum experiences, plus practicum and accompanying seminar, prepare the teacher through supervised classroom experiences to take upon the role of a reading teacher for all grade levels. Each course addresses the relevant Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the professional standards of teachers.
Required for Initial License (24 credits)
|ED 503G||Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Arts, with Field Experience||2|
|ED 507G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Reading & Language Arts||4|
|GRAD 503||Reading and Writing: A Literacy Perspective||2|
|RDG 506G||Emergence of Literacy: Struggling Readers and Writers||4|
|RDG 512G||Diagnosis and Remediation with a pre-practicum||4|
Practicum in Reading; 300 hours
Students must receive permission prior to enrolling in a practicum.
|RDG 515G||Reflective Seminar in Reading and Language Arts||4|
Required for completion of Master’s degree (12 credits)
|ED 510G||Leadership Seminar: Processes in Reading and Language Arts||4|
|ED 533G||Assistive Technologies for the Inclusive Classroom||2|
|ED 572G||Child Development and Language Acquisition: Theories, Issues, Practices and Research||2|
|ED 610G||Research Methods||4|
Students must pass all MTEL exams appropriate for the Reading Specialist Licensure to enroll in the Practicum Course RDG 514G and Seminar RDG 515G.
Course work and program options are subject to change.