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MSEd/EdS in Reading & Literacy Instruction

Blended Courses (Online/On Campus) offered in Concord or East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Link Science to Practice.

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 21, 2019


UPCOMING prospective student events:
• ONLINE OPEN HOUSE STURBRIDGE & CONCORD | SEPTEMBER 10 | 5:30-6:30 P.M.
OPEN HOUSE EAST LONGMEADOW | SEPTEMBER 18 | 5:30-7:30 P.M.
UPCOMING workshop:
Discovering the Reading Science | SEPTEMBER 30 | 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Bay Path University’s Reading & Literacy Instruction program is uniquely designed to prepare graduates for leadership in the implementation of evidence-based practices informed by research 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, evidence-based strategies (interventions) for use in general education and specialized settings.

About the Degree

  • Degree Options: 44 credit MSEd or 47 credit EdS
    • Initial licensure: For students seeking a Massachusetts Initial License as a Reading Specialist (All Levels) *Specific state degree requirements 
    • Non-licensure: For students seeking the MSEd or EdS degree without licensure
  • Classes start every June and October
  • Program schedule is a combination of online and on campus courses (offered in either Concord or East Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  • Courses provide practical application of the theoretical underpinnings of reading and writing development reflecting findings from decades of cognitive neuroscientific and educational research
  • Program provides Orton-Gillingham Associate-Level training
  • Course content is aligned with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) 2018 Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
  • Teachers learn evidence-based instructional practices using explicit, sequential, structured language approaches with a multisensory methodology, see program outcomes
  • 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
  • Program is structured as a cohort model, students progress through the coursework together, in a sequential manner
  • Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and supportive faculty in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community 
  • Access to mentoring, tutoringlibrary resourcesacademic resources, and career services to assist students in becoming independent and successful learners
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required

Faculty Highlight
Jill Pompi, an instructor in the Reading and Literacy Instruction program recently published, Reading Instruction at The Elementary Level: A How-To Gide For The Busy Teacher. The book is a valuable resource filled with engaging activities covering: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary instruction, comprehension, fluency, reading assessment, information for parents, and reading research.