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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 NameCr.
EDUC.6300Educating Diverse Populations3
Specialization in Reading and Language
Course #Course NameCr.
EDUC.6100Teaching Reading in the Content Area3
EDUC.5220Young Adult Literature3
EDUC.5270Language Acquisition
EDUC.5280Assessment of Reading and Language Disabilities3
EDUC.5290Treatment of Reading and Language Disabilities*3
EDUC.5490Theory and Research: Reading and Language3
*EDUC.5280 is a prerequisite for EDUC.5290. These two are best taken in consecutive semesters.
Course #Course NameCr.
EDUC.5500Reading Specialist: Practicum I3
EDUC.5511Literary Coach: Practicum II3
EDUC.5500 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 NameCr.
EDUC.6560Ed.S. Seminar3
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.