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Bay Path University's Reading & Literacy Instruction program prepares students to use evidence-based practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for general and specialized education for grades Prek-12. Our program focuses on learning experiences that combine cognitive, neuroscientific, and educational research. These experiences help students build capacity to meet the diverse needs of learners across settings. We focus on the science of reading so students learn structured literacy skills and direct, explicit, systematic, cumulative, diagnostic, and multi-modal. Online instruction-led learning experiences include frequent collaboration, guided inquiry, and deliberate practice. The Reading and Literacy program offers a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and an Education Specialist Degree (EdS), an advanced degree beyond a master’s.
Bay Path's MSEd/EdS - Master's in Reading & Literacy Instruction:
Provides deep preparation in the structure of language, including the speech sound system, the writing system, the structure of sentences, the meaningful parts of words, meaning relationships among words and their referents, and the organization of spoken and written discourse.
Provides content area knowledge for phonology, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, morphology, semantics, comprehension, oral language, spelling, orthography, writing, literacy planning, and assessment.
Orton-Gillingham Associate-Level training Provides skills to analyze and synthesize educational research to determine what research is valid or not valid.
Provides assessment and instructional planning for students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, related disorders of reading and written language, and for second language learner.
If there is a significant interest in your area, Do you know other interested teachers? contact us to discuss cohort options.
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Bay Path University’s graduate programs in Reading and Literacy Instruction have earned accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association.
What are the program options?
• 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
When can I start the program?
Classes start every June and September.
How is the program structured?
is structured as a cohort model, students progress through the coursework together, in a sequential manner.
How many credits is the program?
The MSEd (Master of Science in Education) is 39 credits
The EdS (Education Specialist Degree - advanced degree beyond a masters) is 39 credits
Is the program offered online or in person?
Who teaches the courses?
Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and supportive
faculty in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive community.
Do you offer MTEL preparation?
Yes. Bay Path University’s educator preparation programs offer various ways candidates can prepare for MTELs (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure).
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my degree?
Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.
What learning resources are available to me?
How can I schedule an appointment to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path offers a number of campus-based education programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification as leading to an initial teacher license in Massachusetts. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by DESE. Students will not be recommended for certification until all program requirements are met.
Students interested in teaching outside of Massachusetts must successfully complete the campus-based program and achieve initial teacher certification in Massachusetts. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement.
Although there may be state-specific conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction provided they meet state-specific conditions. Bay Path provides support for students who earn their Massachusetts teaching license and wish to transfer that license to teach in another state.
Please note that Bay Path also offers online post-licensure Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist (MSEd, EdS) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, Bay Path does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank and/or salary endorsements and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board.
Being able to read, write, and speak are essential for full participation in our society. Literacy affords access to ideas, opportunities, and so much more. But in the Massachusetts school system today, many children do not receive the instruction and support they need to develop a strong foundation for literacy in grades preK–3.
In this video, Emily Hanford, award-winning journalist and senior producer and correspondent for American Public Media, discusses what she has learned from three years of reporting on reading instruction in American schools.
How State Chief Can Help Every Child Learn to Read
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In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.
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Massachusetts has the best schools in America and some of the highest performing districts. Alongside our best schools, we also have schools with some of the worst literacy rates in the country.
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Why are we waiting for children to fail to read before we help? Approximately 5 to 15 percent of children in Massachusetts have dyslexia.
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