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



Spring 2015

ED 625.200 (3 credits)
Strategies and Resources in Teaching Reading

ED 632.200 (2 credits) 
Psychological and Social Characteristics of Resilient Learners 

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