Reading and Language - Ed.S. & M.Ed.
Programs offered in:
These programs meet the needs of experienced practitioners who seek to broaden and deepen their professional knowledge in reading and language arts and to expand the contributions they can make to education. Applicants must submit proof of a valid teaching license in their state in Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, and Teacher of English (5-8; 8-12). For more information about on-line learning please visit the On-line Graduate Educations Program section of UMass Lowell's On-line & Continuing Education website.
Practicum information for licensure programs
Candidates seeking licensure as a reading specialist in Massachusetts must meet certain criteria required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In order to proceed to Practicum I and Practicum II candidates must:
- Work in a Massachusetts Public School as a PreK-12 classroom teacher of record for at least one year.
- The school site must have a licensed Reading Specialist on site who works in the role of Reading Specialist/Coach.
- The Reading Specialist must be able to mentor the candidate throughout both the practica experience.
- The UMass Lowell candidate must be able to observe reading specialists at all levels (elementary, middle, high school) for a total of 12 hours.
- Each practicum requires occasional visits to campus by the candidate, as well as meetings at the school site with the college supervisor and school mentor.
Ed.S.* Reading and Language - on-line, non-licensure for teachers working in states other than Massachusetts
*previously a CAGS
Additionally, applicants should have at least three years full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting.
M.Ed. Reading and Language - On-line, non-licensure for teachers working in states other than Massachusetts
This 30-credit degree provides course work for classroom teachers who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in order to be successful in teaching and assessing issues related to students’ reading. The degree culminates in a capstone project and does not lead to licensure.