The graduate reading program offers the degree of Master of Education with a specialty in reading and institutional endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as Reading Specialist (all levels). Program learning experiences and outcomes are designed to meet the recommendations of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee and the advisory group to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Joint Task Force of the International Reading Association (IRA), Reading/Literacy Specialist. Candidates must complete all of the following course requirements and program requirements.
Successful completion of two 200-hour practica
a) To be accepted for practicum experiences (READ 558 and READ 559), licensure as a reading specialist with the Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or
b) A qualifying score on the MTEL® Reading Specialist (08)
Successful completion of a Literacy Professional’s Portfolio
Support for the work of professional literacy organizations