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MSEd/EdS in Reading & Literacy Instruction

Blended Courses (Online/On Campus) East Longmeadow, Mass.

Linking Science to Practice

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 20, 2018


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 using effective, research-based strategies to teach reading and writing in general education and specialized settings. The Reading & Literacy Instruction Program links the science of reading with educational practice. 

About the Degree

  • Degree Options: 44 credit MSEd or 47 credit EdS
    - Initial licensure: for candidates who want to earn a Massachusetts initial license as a reading specialist (All Levels) *Specific state degree requirements 
    - Non-licensure: for candidates that want to pursue a MSEd or EdS degree without the reading specialist licensure
  • 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, 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
  • Convenient schedule is a combination of online and on campus courses (offered in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  • 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
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required

Upcoming Faculty Presentations

Susan C. Lowell, MA, BCET, Instructor of the Reading Research and Reading, Writing and Spelling Assessment course will be presenting at the 2018 Reading, Literacy and Learning Annual IDA Conference, October 24-27 on the following topic: 

PC2 Dyslexia Testing for Teaching and Beyond: Identification of Dyslexia K–12, College, University, and Workplace - Learn more

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.