Reading and Literacy Instruction

Bay Path University

535 USD/credit
535 USD/credit
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The Reading and Literacy Instruction program at Bay Path University is uniquely designed to prepare graduates for leadership in the implementation of evidence-based practices informed by research for teaching literacy in grades PreK-12. 


The program offers individuals the opportunity to develop an expertise in teaching reading and writing using current, effective, evidence-based strategies (interventions) for use in general education and specialized settings.

Degree Options: 

  •  Initial licensure: For students seeking a Massachusetts Initial License as a Reading Specialist (All Levels) *Specific state degree requirements 
  •  Non-licensure: For students seeking the MSEd or EdS degree without licensure

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Reading and Literacy Instruction program at Bay Path University are expected to demonstrate achievement in all areas of the program. Specifically, graduates will be able to:

  • Know the content and principles of instruction for multisensory, structured language teaching
  • Understand the difference between disciplinary literacy and content related reading
  • Differentiate instruction for a diverse group of learners
  • Understand of RtI at the elementary and middle school levels
  • Know theories, practices, and programs for teaching reading and spelling skills at the word level

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orton-Gillingham
  • Reading Research
  • Informational and Narrative Text for Children and Adolescence
  • Reading and Writing Assessment
  • Literacy and the Change Process District/School Action Planning
  • Language Disorders and Literacy
  • Teaching of Writing

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Start dates & application deadlines




44 alternative credits

44 credit MSEd or 47 credit EdS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application
    • Translated undergraduate transcripts - by WES, AACRAO, or another similar organization 
    • Two letters of recommendation 
    • Short essay in English on "Why this graduate degree is important to my personal and professional goals"
    • Confirmation of finances for tuition
    • Confirmation of health insurance and a completed immunization record. - (Option to purchase health insurance available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 535 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    535 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 535 USD per credit and a duration of  .


  • Bay Path University Graduate Grant

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Reading and Literacy Instruction
Bay Path University