Bridgewater State University

College of Graduate Studies

Reading

Address:

Office of Graduate Admissions

Maxwell Library, 10 Shaw Road

Bridgewater, MA 02325

United States

Phone:

508-531-1300

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.Ed., C.A.G.S. (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Reading program offers a 50-year legacy of augmenting the professional development of practicing educators, providing them with a challenging curriculum with a specialty in reading/literacy. The program offers institutional endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as Reading Specialist and meets NCATE accreditation. The Master of Education in Reading program at Bridgewater State University is built on a foundation of growth for the professional educator. The program prepares educators for new professional roles by helping them learn to bridge theory and practice, foster values of diversity, and advance professionalism and ethical behavior. The curriculum balances content and pedagogical knowledge, clarifying and enhancing the development of the learner through language and critical thinking and expanding programmatic uses of resources and technologies. Prepractica and practica experiences foster collegiality and collaboration among students from the many programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies, throughout the college community, in their own schools and communities, and in professional organizations. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Reading program is designed for educators holding a master's degree who are seeking to expand their knowledge in the specialized area of reading/literacy, as well as their opportunities for career progression. The program offers institutional endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as Teacher of Reading and meets NCATE accreditation. The program leading to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Reading is designed to build upon educators' extensive K-12 teaching experiences and graduate-level education. Its curriculum balances content and pedagogical knowledge, supporting the learner's development through language and critical thinking, and expanding programmatic uses of resources and technologies. Prepractica and practica experiences facilitate collaboration among students enrolled in the various programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies.

Accreditation:

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 365 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb