At-Risk and Diverse Learners At-Risk and Diverse Learners with a Literacy Emphasis

A Unique Program For Those Wishing To Refine Their Understanding Of At-Risk Students 

The At-Risk and Diverse Learners with a Literacy Emphasis cohort helps participants better understand and guide a growing population of psychologically and sociologically disrupted students to become more productive and successful students especially in the areas of reading and writing.


The courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate.  All teachers will pay a $180.00 per 3 credits registration fee. 

  • AACPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($750 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $930 per 3 credit course.   
  • Participants are required to complete each course in the cohort with a grade of B or higher. (Any participant who does not complete the course or does not earn a grade of B or higher will be responsible for paying the tuition directly to Goucher College).
  • Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.

Course Offerings



Date, Time, & Location

Fall 2014

ED 620A.200 (3 credits)
Teaching Students to Write Using Multiple Strategies: Composing

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sept 2 - Dec 2 ( No class on Nov 4 & Nov 25.)
Corkran Middle School

ED 633.200 (3 credits) 
Methods of Teaching At-Risk & Diverse Learners

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 
Sept 3 - Dec 3 ( No class on Sept 24 & Dec 10.)
George Fox Media Center

Program Plan

A total of 18 credits will be offered as part of our cohort at a reduced tuition 

  • ED 620A.200, Teaching Students to Write Using Multiple Strategies: Composing 

  • ED 626.200, Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties  

  • ED 638.200, Seminar in Reading Intervention Strategies  

  • ED 639.200, Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading 

  • One elective: 

    • ED 625.200, Strategies and Resources in Teaching Reading, or

    • ED 620C.200, or

    • ED 633.200, Methods for At-Risk and Resilient Youth 

How to Apply?

This cohort is available to the first 30 students to apply and be accepted. To apply, complete the cohort application/registration form and return it to the address below with a copy of your teacher certification, or a transcript from your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate course of study.

Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Ph: 410-337-6047 | Fax: 410-337-6085