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Literacy and Language

Framingham State University

12 months
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1325 USD/credit 39750 USD/year
1325 USD/credit 39750 USD/year
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The Literacy and Language program of Framingham State University, plus a supervised practicum, enables candidates to meet the requirements for Initial Licensure in Massachusetts as a Specialist Teacher: Reading. Licensure qualifies the recipient to work in the area of reading and language arts with students at all age and grade levels.

Overview

The Literacy and Language program of Framingham State University also enables candidates holding an Initial License in Elementary, Early Childhood, English, or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities to meet the requirements for Professional Licensure in Elementary, Early Childhood Education, English, or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities. The additional supervised practicum is not required for candidates seeking Professional License in these four (4) fields.

The licensure program also conforms to the Standards for Reading Professionals as developed by the International Literacy Association. These standards were approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Program Requirements

This program requires successful completion of ten (10) courses and an oral comprehensive examination. A professional portfolio, completed as part of the degree program and based upon the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Professional Standards for Licensure, must be completed and submitted to the advisor of the Literacy and Language program six-to-eight weeks prior to the oral comprehensive exam.

Candidates seeking the Initial License as a Specialist Teacher: Reading will need a 150-hour supervised practicum. The practicum is taken only after successful completion of the Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language program and submission of a passing score on the Reading Specialist 08 MTEL. Permission of the program advisor and Dean at least three (3) months prior to the practicum is required. Students must locate their own practicum site, which must be approved by the University.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires teachers seeking the Initial Licensure as a Specialist Teacher: Reading to have at least an Initial Teaching License and at least one year of experience under that license.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Practice in Reading
  • Integrating the Language Arts (suggested first course in concentration)
  • Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • Assessment for Learning Styles and Strategies
  • Leadership and Consultation in the Language Arts
  • Teaching the Writing the Process

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online graduate admission application
  • Submit the $50.00 application fee
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an Initial Teaching License.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate quality point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender. One letter must be from an employer or supervisor, and the other must be from a faculty member who has taught the candidate at collegiate level if the candidate attended classes in the last five years;
  • Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39750 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1325 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1325 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Framingham

1322 - 2737 USD /month
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