Lesley University

School of Education

MEd programs in Reading/Literacy

Address:

Graduate Admissions, 29 Everett Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Phone:

1-877-453-7539

Fax:

1-617-349-8169

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MEd programs in Reading/Literacy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

M.Ed in Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels) Choose, administer, and analyze results from a range of assessment tools Use assessment data to guide planning for effective instruction by specialist as well as classroom teacher Foster the use of both traditional and digital text to enhance literacy across the curriculum Consult and collaborate with classroom teachers, other specialists, and administrators Prerequisites: Initial or Professional license for classroom teacher or special education teacher and two courses: one in literacy and one in child/adolescent development (see program of study for more information) 36 credits (11 courses, including a practicum) Courses taken at Lesley’s Cambridge, MA, campus Program may be used to move an Initial license in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education to the Professional level Program approved by MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Meets International Reading Association standards M.Ed. in Elementary (1-6) and Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels) Become a licensed elementary teacher and move on to your reading specialist license in this dual licensure elementary and reading Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. Gain an understanding of schools, the learning process, and curriculum design for inclusive classrooms Take stimulating courses in the elementary content areas Learn to choose, administer, and analyze results from a range of assessment tools Use assessment data to guide planning for effective instruction by specialist as well as classroom teacher Develop ways to foster the use of both traditional and digital text to enhance literacy across the curriculum Learn how to effectively consult and collaborate with classroom teachers, other specialists, and administrators Key program information for the M.Ed. in Elementary and Specialist Teacher of Reading: 54 credits: 30 in the elementary portion, 24 in the reading portion Two practicum experiences, one for elementary and one for reading Courses taken at Lesley’s Cambridge, MA, campus Prerequisites for Specialist Teacher of Reading license: An Initial or Professional license for classroom teacher or special education teacher and at least one year of teaching under that license is required to be eligible for license as a Specialist Teacher of Reading (can be completed after elementary coursework) Program approved by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy (PreK-2 or 1-6): MA Only Expand your understanding of literacy instruction and connect assessment and instruction to guide student learning, while preparing for your Professional license. Connect reading and writing across the curriculum and obtain a foundation in literacy learning across populations and content areas. As you gain confidence in responding to the literacy needs of your students, you will also learn to collaborate with and lead colleagues to engage in cutting edge literacy practices and innovations. Courses include the following topics: Word Study: Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Nonfiction Literature Content Area Literacies Struggling Readers and Writers First and Second Language Acquisition 33 credits Program ends with action research project and seminar, in which you design research that can have a direct impact on your school community. Leads to Professional license in either Early Childhood or Elementary in MA; approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Classes in Cambridge, MA, or at selected off-campus sites M.Ed. in Literacy for K-8 Classroom Teachers If you are an experienced educator with an Early Childhood or Elementary Initial license and wish to gain a Professional license while enhancing and expanding your knowledge and skills in the area of literacy, this program will provide you with a foundation in literacy learning and language and its application across diverse populations and content areas. The program’s focus is on the integration of reading and writing, the use of assessment to inform instruction, the integration of technology to enhance a multiple literacies approach, and the knowledge and use of authentic literature, narrative and informational, to analyze text complexities and to match readers and text. Program consists of 33 credits (11 courses) Classes are held at Lesley's Cambridge, MA, campus or at selected off-campus sites Program prerequisites: for Professional license in Early Childhood Education, MA Initial license in Early Childhood (PreK-2); for Professional license in Elementary, MA Initial license in Elementary (1-6); for Professional license if completing program after 7/1/16, EECLD 6115 Sheltered English Instruction Program is approved for MA Professional licensure (PreK-2 or 1-6) by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Accreditation:

NEASC

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: varies

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $900 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

Find Schools