Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Education - Reading and Language - Reading Teacher

The Master of Education Degree in Reading and Language is a 30 credit program designed to provide the necessary course work and practicum experience for Teacher of Reading Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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.
Foundations of Education
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6300 Educating Diverse Populations
3
Research and Evaluation
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6423 Program Evaluation*
3
Specialization (choose 5 courses)
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 18
EDUC.6100 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 of reading and Language Disabilities 3
EDUC.5490 Theory and Research: Reading and Language 3
All coursework must be completed before the Practicum.
Practicum/Seminar
Course # Course Name CR.
Total 6
EDUC.5500 Reading Specialist: Practicum I*** 3
EDUC.5511 Literacy Coach:Practicum II 3
*This course can be taken after 18 credits and requires the permission of the Graduate Coordinator.
**Must be taken before EDUC.5290
***Practicum I must be taken before Practicum II
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.