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College of Education

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Education - Reading and Language - Non-licensure

The Master of Education Degree in Reading and Language is a 30 credit program designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who wish to broaden and deepen their professional knowledge and to expand the contributions they can make to education. Candidates who seek to enroll in this degree program should hold a teaching license in Elementary Education, English Language Learners, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education and be employed as teacher in a public or private K-12 school setting.

Foundations of Education

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDUC.6300Educating Diverse Populations3

Research and Evaluation

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDUC.6423Program Evaluation*3


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDUC.6100Reading in the Content Area3
EDUC.5220Young Adult Literature3
EDUC.5270Language Acquisition3
EDUC.5280Assessment of Reading and Language Disabilities**3
EDUC.5290Treatment of of Reading and Language Disabilities3
EDUC.5490Theory and Research: Reading and Language3


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
XXXXXXXXXOne elective with permission of advisor3


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDUC.6900Action Research***3

*This course can be taken after 18 credits and requires the permission of the Graduate Coordinator.

**Must be taken before EDUC.5290

***This course must be taken at the end of the program. It may be taken in conjunction with one other course only.

Important Information

This program does NOT lead to licensure in any field. Instead, it provides the professional knowledge required for the continuing education of experienced practitioners. Candidates who complete the program successfully are awarded a Master of Education degree, but cannot be endorsed for licensure in Massachusetts or in their own state.