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.
Literacy Strategies for Content Learning
An unexpected outcome of the recent emphasis on early reading has been an increasing awareness of the difficulties students experience when faced with the need to employ reading and writing strategies in content learning. The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted by Maryland and more than 40 other states reflect this important emphasis. This cohort is geared toward helping teachers, in all content areas, learn how to engage students in writing and reading tasks and to cue and prompt them to use the strategies they have learned to be more effective learners in that content.
Three Courses Designed to Help YOU Ensure Your Students Are College and Career Ready! Offered in Harford County.
Fall, 2012 (September - December) ED 620A. Teaching Students to Write Using Multiple Strategies: Composing (3 credits)
Spring, 2013 (January - April) ED 620B. Teaching Students to Write Using Multiple Strategies: Issues of Correctness (3 credits)
READING, WRITING, LISTENING AND SPEAKING
Late Spring, 2013 (April - June) ED 638. Special Project Seminar in Reading Intervention: Vocabulary and Comprehension (3 credits)
These courses are offered at a reduced tuition to current Harford County teachers.
- All three courses can be completed in one year.
- The courses are part of a master's degree in Literacy Strategies but are offered to Harford County teachers as individual courses to provide ideas for helping students write more effectively and use writing as a tool for learning in all content areas. Enrollment in the master's program is not required.
- 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) for those eligible for reimbursement. Those not eligible for reimbursement will be billed $900.00.
- The courses CAN be used as a part of a master's program or a Professional Development Certificate (for those already holding a master's degree).
To be considered for admission into the cohort in At-Risk and Diverse Learners, complete the application/registration form and send to Graduate Programs in Education, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Balimore, MD 21204 or by fax, 410-337-6085.
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 $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.
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.