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Degree Pathway, Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Reading and Language, With MA Licensure

Sample Degree Pathway for Education Specialist - Reading and Language

This thirty (30) credit program is designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who already hold a M.Ed. in a field other than reading and language. The program is open only to teachers who work in Massachusetts schools and who hold either an initial or professional Massachusetts teaching license in Elementary Education, English Language Learners, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience.
Foundations of Education
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6300 Educating Diverse Populations 3
Specialization in Reading and Language
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 18
EDUC.6100 Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC.5220 Young Adult Literature 3
EDUC.5270 Language Acquisition
EDUC.5280 Assessment of Reading and Language Disabilities 3
EDUC.5290 Treatment of Reading and Language Disabilities* 3
EDUC.5490 Theory and Research: Reading and Language 3
*EDUC.5280 is a prerequisite for EDUC.5290. These two are best taken in consecutive semesters.
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 6
EDUC.5500 Reading Specialist: Practicum I 3
EDUC.5511 Literary Coach: Practicum II 3
EDUC.5550 must be taken before EDUC.5511 and after all other course requirements have been met, although it is possible to take one course concurrent with the practicum each semester.

Culminating Seminar
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 18
EDUC.6560 Ed.S. Seminar 3
Candidates undertake an in-depth study of issues pertinent to PK-12 education and develop a product to address these issues. Candidates must complete 24 credits prior to registering for the Ed.S. Seminar.
Important Licensure Information - Candidates who hold a current initial or professional Massachusetts license, complete all coursework, including the practicum in a Massachusetts school, and pass the Massachusetts Test of Educator License in Communication and Literacy Skills (01) and Reading Specialist (08) are eligible for Massachusetts licensure as a Reading Specialist. Out-of-state candidates should apply to the M. Ed. program in Reading and Language Non-Licensure. concentration.