M.Ed. Program Plan

M. Ed. with Reading Specialist Certification

M. Ed. with Reading Certification is 39 credits total of which 12 credits are offered through the Reading Instruction Cohort.

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 Cohort Class 
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 Cohort Class 
ED 626 (3 credits) Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties Cohort Class 
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
  • Choose 1 of 3:
    • ED 638.2 (word id)
    • ED 647.1 (Orton Gillingham)
    • ED 647.2 (Lindamood Bell)
Cohort Class 
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 Maryland Reading Specialist Certification)  

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