Reading Instruction (Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist)

The Reading Instruction (Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist) cohort supports the county efforts to prepare literacy professionals who will provide leadership for the school reading program. The Reading Instruction cohort can lead to reading teacher endorsement (12 credits required) or reading specialist certification. The courses offered in the cohort can be applied toward either the M.Ed. with specialization in Reading Instruction or the Professional Development Certificate in Reading Instruction (for those who already possess a master's degree). Both of these programs are MSDE-approved programs for Reading Specialist certification. 


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

If you need to customize this schedule to comply with your school system tuition reimbursement requirements, please contact Katie Aman at or 410-337-6332.



Date, Time, & Location

Fall 2014

ED 636.200 (1.5 credits)
Overview of Reading Intervention Strategies  

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sept 10 - Oct 22 ( No class on Sept 24)
Overlook ES

ED 647.200 (1.5 credits)
Remedial Reading Techniques for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Oct 30 - Dec 11 ( No class on Nov 27)
Marley ES

ED 626.200 (3 credits)
Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 
Sept 4 - Dec 4 (No class on Sept 25 & Nov 27)
Pasadena ES

ED 637.200 (3 credits)
Practicum Part I: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction

7:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
Sept 4 - Dec 9 (No class on Nov 4 & Nov 25)
Linthicum ES

Program Plans

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

  • ED 625.200, Strategies and Resources in Teaching Reading
  • ED 626.200, Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
  • ED 637.200, Practicum Part I: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction
  • ED 638.200, Seminar in Reading Intervention Strategies
  • ED 639.200, Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading 
  • ED 636.200, Overview of Reading Interventions and 647,  Lindamood Bell OR Orton Gillingham (both 1.5 credit courses)

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