Reading and Literacy Education
master of education (m.ed.)
The graduate reading program consists of a series of courses and related practicum experiences designed to help classroom teachers and resource room specialists increase knowledge and skill as teachers of literacy.
The program is designed to enable candidates with at least one year of teaching to meet Massachusetts licensure standards for Teacher of Reading. The program conforms to the guidelines of the International Reading Association.
The Programs of Study consists of foundation courses, courses in language and literacy, and practica experiences as a teacher of reading.
A classroom teaching license is normally required for admission into the program. In order to obtain Massachusetts Reading licensure, the graduates will need to complete a year of teaching under their original license.
Students should carefully plan programs in consultation with the program advisor to see that degree and licensure requirements are met. Classroom teachers must meet with the practicum director (Fran Loftus, 671-552-4206) to create a proposal to fulfill practicum requirements while remaining in their own classroom.
For more information about eligibility and licensure, visit the Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department page.
View information on the graduate admission and financial aid process.