The Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language, plus a supervised practicum, enables candidates to meet the requirements for Initial Licensure in Massachusetts as a Specialist Teacher: Reading. Licensure qualifies the recipient to work in the area of reading and language arts with students at all age and grade levels.
The Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language also enables candidates holding an Initial License in Elementary, Early Childhood or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities to meet the requirements for Professional Licensure in Elementary, Early Childhood Education, English, or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities. The additional supervised practicum is not required for candidates seeking Professional License in these three fields.
The licensure program also conforms to the Standards for Reading Professionals as developed by the International Reading Association. These standards were approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Diane L. Lowe, Education
- Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
- Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.