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Special Education (Reading Specialist, initial licensure)

Fitchburg State University

M.Ed. Online
48 months
Duration
58 USD/credit
58 USD/credit
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About

The Reading Specialist Program provides candidates with a rigorous, research based curriculum and a range of assessment, teaching and staff development opportunities.

Overview

This program defines the knowledge and skills necessary for effective assessment, instruction and leadership in the field of reading. It responds to the needs of school districts by preparing specialists in leadership roles, as well as to the needs of students with a wide range of abilities.

The program prepares graduates to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of special education, including legislation and litigation that has affected the rights of individuals with disabilities
  • Demonstrate competence in teaching that leads to success for all students in the least restrictive environment
  • Evaluate students to determine their educational needs and to design appropriate programs
  • Collaborate with teachers and parents to develop effective teaching strategies that will enhance students’ learning
  • Demonstrate competence in educating English Language Learners (ELL) and in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and other assistive technologies
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and respect for children and adults from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds

Accreditation

CAEP/NCATE accredited

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Language Development, Differences and Disorders
  • Understanding the Structure of the English Language 
  •  Understanding the Structure of the English Language

For more information, please visit the program website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support

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.
2.8

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions requirements are as follows:
  • Official transcript of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Initial Licensure in early childhood, elementary, middle school or special education
  • Passing scores for the Communication and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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Special Education (Reading Specialist, initial licensure)
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