M.Ed. Program Plan

M. Ed. in Reading Instruction with Reading Specialist Certification

M. Ed. in Reading Instruction with Reading Specialist Certification is 39 credits total.

Core Courses (15 credits)
ED 601 (3 credits) Theories of Development
ED 605  (3 credits)  Research Methods
ED 639 (3 credits)  Psychological & Linguistic Foundations of Reading
choose 2 of the following 3:
ED 602 (3 credits) Social and Psychological Forces impacting Youth
ED 603 (3 credits)  Personality Development & Self-Esteem
ED 604 (3 credits)  Contemporary Issues
Action Research (3 credits)
ED 606 (3 credits) Action Research
Reading Instruction (9 credits)
ED 625 (3 credits)  Strategies & Resources in Teaching Reading
ED 626 (3 credits) Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
ED 637* (3 credits) Practicum  -- Part 1, Reading Diagnosis and Instruction
Clinical Courses (6 credits)
ED 651 (1.5 credits)  Values   (recommended)      
ED 652 (1.5 credits)  Mediation of Conflict (recommended)   
ED 636 (1.5 credits)  Overview of Intervention Strategies  (candidates completing requirements for Maryland Reading Specialist Certification substitute this in place of 651 or 652)

ED 638 (3 credits) special project seminar/limited practicum in Reading Intervention 

  • ED 638.1 (comprehension)
  • Choose 1 of 3:
    • ED 638.2 (word id)
    • ED 647.1 (Orton Gillingham)
    • ED 647.2 (Lindamood Bell)
Elective (3 credits)
ED 672  (3 credits) Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress
3 additional credits in Reading Instruction required for Maryland certification as reading specialist
ED 635* (3 credits) Practicum - Part 2, Role of Reading Specialist  (required to complete MSDE Reading Specialist Certification)

*prerequisites for ED 637 and 635: ED 625, 626, 639, 636 and 638 or 647