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.
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR EFFECTIVE READING INSTRUCTION
Offering two ways to earn certification as a reading specialist
Master's Degree (39 credits) or Professional Development Certificate for those already holding a master's degree (24 credits)
- FOUNDATIONS OF READING: Candidates take courses that ensure that they have a good foundation in key principles of reading instruction.
- UNDERSTANDING INTERVENTIONS: Candidates take additional courses that increase their understanding of why students experience difficulty learning to read and how to select and design appropriate interventions.
- ASSESSMENT: All students take one course in assessment interpretation and design.
- PRACTICUM: Candidates take two Practicum courses which provide them with opportunities to practice and apply skills needed by a reading professional.
- CORE and ACTION RESEARCH (Reading in the Broader Educational Context): Those pursuing a Master's degree also take core classes that ensure that they have a good understanding of all the issues facing students and schools today.
Courses in the Program for those pursing a master's degree or a post-master's Professional Development Certificate
Those already holding a master's degree and wishing to earn reading specialist certification through a program of advanced study will complete the course work for Foundations of Reading, Intervention, Assessment and Practicum. Those that wish to earn a master's degree will also take the course work for Core and Action Research.
FOUNDATIONS OF READING
ED 639. Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading (3 credits)
ED 625. Strategies and Resources for Teaching Reading (3 credits)
ED 626. Reading Diagnosis (3 credits)
ED 636. Overview of Reading Intervention (1.5 credits)
ED 638. Special Project Seminar in Reading Intervention
Word Identification (1.5 credits)
Comprehension (1.5 credits)
ED 647. Remedial Reading Techniques for Students Experiencing Severe Difficulty (1.5 credits)
ED 672. Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress (3 credits)
ED 637. Practicum I: Reading Instruction/Diagnosis (3 credits)
ED 635. Practicum II: Role of the Reading Specialist (3 credits)
Master's Degree Students Only
CORE (Reading in the Broader Educational Context)
ED 601. Theories of Development (3 credits)
ED 605. Research Methods (3 credits)
And two of the following:
ED 602. The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth (3 credits)
ED 603. Personality Development and Self-Esteem (3 credits)
ED 604. Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)
ACTION RESEARCHED 606. Action Research (3 credits)
Application Instructions: To be considered for admission into the cohort in Reading Instruction, complete the application/registration form and send to Graduate Programs in Education, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Balimore, MD 21204 or 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.