Reading Literacy Strategies For Content Learning

This 36 credit specialization is designed to address the Common Core State Standards and empower all teachers to use proven, effective, reading-writing-listening-speaking-thinking strategies to improve student performance in the content they teach. This program is not designed to prepare teachers to be teachers of reading and writing; rather, it is designed specifically to meet the goal of content teachers to help students learn the content they teach! Strategies presented in this program can be used to help students read, write and think like scientists, historians and mathematicians etc. as well as listen and speak as competent learners in any area of study.


  • The courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate.  All teachers will pay a $25.00 per credit registration fee.
  • HCPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($900 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $900 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 payment of the $300.00 per credit 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

Summer 2014

ED  697 (3 credits)
Reading Strategies in the Content Area

Monday & Wednesday
1:30 - 4:30pm
June 16 - July 23 (No class on June 30 & July 2)
Harford County CEO Building

ED 678 (3 credits)
Choosing Diverse Materials for Content Learning
Second Year Students Only

Monday & Wednesday
7:00 - 9:15pm
June 9 - July 9 (No class on June 30 & July 2)
Goucher College

ED 679 (1 credits)
Special Project Seminar in Literacy Strategies
Second Year Students Only

4:30 - 6:45pm
June 9, 23, July 7, 14, & 21 (No class on June 30 & July 2)
Goucher College

ED 602 (3 credits)
Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth
Second Year and Third Year Students Only

Monday & Wednesday
7:00 - 9:15pm
June 3 - July 23 (No class on June 30 & July 1)
Goucher College

ED 603 (3 credits)
Personality Development and Self-Esteem
Second Year and Third Year Students Only

June 9 - July 25 (Required orientation week of June 2)
Online with up to 5 synchronous sessions

Program Plans

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