Massachusetts Initial Licensure Program
Prepare to earn an elementary classroom teaching license and a reading specialist license in one streamlined, content-rich program.
Become a licensed elementary teacher and move on to your reading specialist license in this dual licensure elementary and reading Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. Combine your passion for teaching elementary-aged school children with your passion for reading and meeting the literacy needs of students at all grade levels. In the program, you will:
This course explores the ways in which content knowledge is accessed through specific disciplinary literacies. The course examines schema-based and text-based reading comprehension strategies, including vocabulary strategies, and investigates how a wide range of text types and genres support content area learning. Teaching tools and formative assessments are constructed, analyzed, and used to shape future instruction and meet diverse language needs. Writing is examined as a means of developing and demonstrating content area knowledge. Critical literacy is explored as a mechanism for disciplinary understanding.
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