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MSEd/EdS in Reading & Literacy Instruction

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

Linking Science to Practice


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

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.