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) * Requirements below - 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
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)
Experienced, supportive faculty, and small class sizes
* 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 or a Massachusetts approved private special education school.
* 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 contact 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.