12 months
488 USD/credit 14640 USD/year
488 USD/credit 14640 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Reading at Bridgewater State University can prepare you for new roles in education through a challenging curriculum designed to bridge theory and practice, foster values of diversity, and advance professionalism and ethical behavior.


The Master of Education (MEd) in Reading Program (Reading Specialist K-12) at Bridgewater State University is built on a 50-year legacy of augmenting the professional development and intellectual growth of practicing educators. It focuses on literacy development, assessment, and instruction of students with diverse learning and literacy needs.


A Master of Education in Reading from Bridgewater State University offers:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive teaching experience and ongoing participation in education research, scholarly publication and professional organizations
  • Compliance with recommendations of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee and the Advisory Group to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Joint Task Force of the International Reading Association (IRA) Role 7, Reading/Literacy Supervisor and Consultant
  • Prepractica and practica opportunities
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Hybrid courses and cohorts available
  • Benefits of a state institution that has been training teachers for more than 170 years
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Improving Literacy Instruction
  • Case Studies in Literacy Acquisition and Development
  • Literacy Assessment Principles and Techniques
  • Issues in Literacy Education for Social Justice
  • Research in Literacy Teaching and Learning
  • Supervision and Administration of Literacy Programs
  • Literacy Curriculum Development and Implementation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: rolling admission


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 based on the last 60 credits
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of Recommendation - A rating of 1 ("Highly Recommended") on three letters of recommendation (at least one from a teaching supervisor and one from someone who has knowledge of the applicant's aptitude for advanced scholarship)
  • Possession of a Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education active license OR a qualifying score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills (01)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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