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Implementing a Bilingual Authorization Program

In Fall 2022, Whittier College’s Teacher Education program launched their online bilingual authorization program (BILA). In year 1, the program was initially fully asynchronous,...

Mastering Reading

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Eastern Tennessee State University
Program title: MEd in Reading 
Format: Online
Length: Four semesters 
Credit hours: 36 credit hours
Specializations: English as a second language; special education interventionist

University of Massachusetts
Program title: MEd and EdS Reading and Language, licensure and nonlicensure options
Format: Online
Length: 18–24 months
Credit hours: 30–33
UMass Lowell’s School of Education offers a master’s degree and an education specialist’s degree in reading and language that provides experienced teachers with opportunities to advance their knowledge and practice in literacy education. Licensure and nonlicensure options are available. The licensure option is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Endicott College
Program title: MS in Reading and Literacy Instruction 
Format: Online
Length: Full time, three semesters; part-time options available
Credit hours: 36
Thinking of advancing your career in education? Endicott College’s Reading and Literacy Program prepares students for a career in reading instruction. Endicott’s program is fully online, with flexible scheduling and affordable tuition. With multiple starts per year, it’s always a good time to enroll. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for more information: [email protected]; 978-232-2199.

Mount St. Joseph University
Program title: Mount St. Joseph University Reading Science Program
Format: Online
Length: Master’s—two years
Doctoral—three years
Credit hours: Master’s—33 hours (six semesters)
Doctoral—60 hours
Mount St. Joseph University offers programs focused on the science of reading at both the graduate and doctoral levels. The programs are fully online and built for the full-time educators. The programs feature educators from across the nation.

University of Central Missouri
Program title: MSE in Literacy
Format: Online
Length: Flexible, typically two years
Credit hours: 33
Specializations: Identifying reading disabilities; designing curriculum to support students; culturally responsive pedagogy; foundation of literacy and language; formal and informal assessment; professional leadership; effective communication with learners, colleagues, administrators, parents, and community members; school-based applications of core content; program aligned with International Literacy Association Standards for Preparation of Literacy Professionals

University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Program title: MEd in Reading and Literacy
Format: Online
Length: Flexible
Credit hours: 30
Specializations: Reading Specialist, Biliteracy, Digital Literacy and Adolescent Literacy. Focuses on: The ways that literacy is constructed socially, culturally, and ideologically in an increasingly globalized world; Language and literacy development across multiple linguistic and cultural contexts taught from an asset-based perspective; Instructional design, delivery, and assessment in literacy education for students capitalizing on culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; Supports effective oral and written communication integrating theory with practice for scholarly and professional purposes

University of Nebraska Omaha
Program title: Literacy Program 
Format: Fully online 
Length: Four semesters and above
Credit hours: 36 credits for MS in literacy degree, 30 credits for K–12 reading endorsement
The University of Nebraska Omaha’s literacy program offers a curriculum focused on developing critically engaged teachers who are prepared to support diverse learners in all aspects of literacy learning with evidence-based pedagogy. Candidates will engage in experiences to bridge theory to practice, while working toward professional goals as leaders in the field. Embedded in the program is the option to complete a 15-hour dyslexia specialist certificate, which provides advanced training in the science of reading and structured literacy instruction. 
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Providence College
Program title: Master of Education in Literacy
Format: Campus
Length: 1.5 years *contingent upon schedule (can be completed in up to five years)
Credit hours: 36
The Master of Education in Literacy from Providence College features built-in practical field experience in local schools as well as campus-based courses. Courses are taught by current educators in the field, and the program is aligned with the most recent International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards for Reading Professionals. Build your professional network and let Providence College help you support your students.

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