Transdisciplinary Literacy Strategies for Content Learning
Beginning Fall 2013
A Masters Degree Program Designed to Help YOU Ensure Your Students Are College and Career Ready!
Help Your Students...
Read Like a Historian
Write Like a Scientist
Speak Like a Mathematician
Think Like a Scholar!
Goucher's Graduate Programs in Education combine top-quality instruction and a rigorous course of study with the support students need to meet the demands of a challenging program. Students have easy access to faculty, receive help from technical writers, and have the opportunity to form study groups with their peers. Our programs are designed by and for diverse, lifelong learners. The faculty consists of school system teachers, administrators and psychologists, and full-time Goucher professors. Students choose Goucher because they know they will get the personal attention they deserve and need to succeed.
WHY A Masters Degree IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY LITERACY STRATEGIES FOR CONTENT TEACHERS?
Goucher College Graduate Programs in Education has created a new area of specialization in the M.Ed. program focused on Literacy Strategies for Content Learning. The new specialization is designed to address the common core state standards and empower all to teachers 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-help students learn the content they teach! Strategies presented in this program can be used to help students read like a scientist, write like a historian, and think, listen and speak as competent learners in any area of study.
Application Instructions: To be considered for admission into the cohort in Transdisciplinary Literacy Strategies for Content Learning, complete the application/registration form and send to Graduate Programs in Education, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Balimore, MD 21204.
Each applicant will be sent and be required to sign and return the Cohort Participant Agreement Form that is required by BCPS for participation in a cohort. Signing this form will serve as your acceptance of admissions into the cohort and M.Ed. program.
BCPS Cohort Policies: BCPS defines a cohort as a group of individuals who start and finish an approved sequence of courses together. In accordance with this policy, once you have joined a cohort you are unable to move to a different one. Therefore, Goucher College is unable to allow students to switch the order or location in which they take classes. If, for any reason, you choose not to take a course during the semester in which it is offered, you will be permitted to rejoin the cohort that you started with, but you will not be able to take the course(s) that you missed at the cohort rate at a later date. You would be allowed to register and pay for the course at the full tuition rate, and seek reimbursement on your own (if you are eligible for reimbursement).
Other Important Information
Participants are required to complete each course in the cohort with a grade of C or higher. (Any participant who does not complete the course or does not earn a grade of C or higher will be responsible for payment of the $750.00 tuition directly to Goucher College). Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.
Participants are required to purchase textbooks on or before the first night of class. Textbooks will be available for purchase through the Goucher College Bookstore at http://goucher.bkstore.com/bkstore/content.
For more information, please direct specific questions to Katie Aman.