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Reading Specialist - Initial, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Westfield, MA, United States
This master’s degree program is for candidates who possess initial licensure in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Moderate Disabilities and desire initial licensure as a Reading Specialist.


For candidates who have taught for three years in the area of their initial license (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Moderate Disabilities), and who have met the other requirements listed in licensure regulations, it will also lead to professional licensure in the area of the first license.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory course in special education
  • Introductory course in multicultural education
  • Introductory course in computer applications
  • Social Cultural Theories: Foundations of Education
  • Laboratory in Program Assessment and Design
  • Sheltered English Immersion
  • School Oral and Written Literary Practices
  • Diagnosis of and Intervention for Literacy Difficulties: Grades Prek-2
  • Issues and Problems in Reading: Advanced Seminar
  • Diagnosis of and Intervention for Literacy Difficulties: Grades 3-12
  • Applying Linguistics to the Teaching of Literacy
  • Contemporary and Historical Perspectives of Literacy Instruction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with either a major or concentration in a business related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a minimum of one academic reference.
  • A written statement of purpose and intent to complete the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14895 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14895 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  •  $1,050 per credit for resident


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