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MSEd/EdS in Reading & Literacy Instruction

Blended Courses (Online/On Campus)

Linking Science to Practice

Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

* This new program is in the process of being created. Areas such as curriculum, credits, and schedules are coming soon! 


Bay Path University’s MSEd/EdS in Reading & Literacy Instruction is uniquely designed to prepare graduates for leadership in the implementation of scientific research-based practices for teaching literacy in grades PreK-12. The program offers individuals the opportunity to develop an expertise in teaching reading and writing using current, effective, research-based strategies for use in general education and specialized settings.

The Reading & Literacy Instruction Program links the science of reading with educational practice. Topics include assessment and instructional planning for students with specific learning disabilities including dyslexia, related disorders of reading and written language, and for second language learners. Courses provide practical application of the theoretical underpinnings of reading and writing development reflecting findings from decades of cognitive neuroscientific and educational research. Teachers learn evidence-based instructional practices using explicit, sequential, structured language approaches with a multisensory methodology. 

Why Choose Bay Path University?

  • Degree Options:
    MSEd: 44 credit Master of Science in Education in Reading & Literacy Instruction
    EdS: 47 credit Education Specialist in Reading & Literacy Instruction (The EdS is an advanced degree that provides teachers who currently hold a master’s degree with an area of specialization)
  • Program Options:
    Initial licensure: for candidates who want to earn a Massachusetts initial license as a reading specialist (All Levels) * Requirements below
    Non-licensure: for candidates that want to pursue a MSEd or EdS degree without the reading specialist licensure
  • Program is structured as a cohort model, students progress through the coursework together, in a sequential manner
  • Convenient schedule is a combination of online and on campus courses (offered in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  • Experienced, supportive faculty, and small class sizes
  • Students have access to online and on-ground support and academic resources 
  • Financial Aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required

Massachusetts Teachers
Teachers who want to pursue a Massachusetts Reading Specialist License must successfully complete the Reading & Literacy Instruction degree courses, pass the Reading Specialist Licensure and Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs), have at least an initial teaching license and have taught under that license for one year, and complete a practicum field experience in a Massachusetts public school setting.

VT, CT, NY, NH, RI Teachers
Bay Path University offers a degree, but not endorsement or certification to out of state teachers. Out of state teachers enrolled in the Reading & Literacy Instruction degree program interested in their state’s reading specialist licensure/certification requirements must contract their state’s department of education directly to find their state requirements and see how our program coursework can be applied toward your state’s reading specialist licensure/certification.