M.Ed. and CAGS

Reading w/ Initial License

Grade Levels PreK-12

In-Person 30 - 33 credits * 2 years

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*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Entire program conducted in or near your school

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE tests

No weekend classes


This program is designed for those seeking specialist teacher licensure in reading at all levels.

Learning Outcomes

The program is composed of three major elements: the theoretical perspective that explores the process of reading as it relates to the other language components of listening, speaking, and writing in regular education; the diagnostic component that gains insight into a child’s reading process through in-depth training in literacy assessments and analysis; and an application component, in which research and assessment data are related to practice. Reading-strategy instruction will be applied and refined in direct contact with children. A variety of print, technology, and other media will be incorporated into the format of each course.

Program Length

  • The licensure track program plan has been designed to be completed in two years for a total of 33 credits. This includes a 150 hour practicum in an approved Massachusetts public school setting as well as an SEI course. Candidates seeking endorsement for initial teacher licensure must successfully complete the course sequence and submit passing scores on all required MTEL sections prior to entering their final practicum experience.
  • The non-licensure track program plan has been designed to be completed in two years for a total of 30 credits. This includes a field-based research course as the culminating experience.

Admissions Requirements

  • The program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Students with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) is required for the licensure track.
  • A prior initial or professional license and at least one year of teaching experience under said license is required.
  • For a full list of application requirements, please refer to page 2 of the student information packet.
Please Note:

* Total credit hours are as of 1-28-18 and reflect entry into the 2018-2019 academic year. Credit totals are subject to change in accordance with AIC institution and DESE requirements.