Master of Education - Reading: Program Goals
Goucher Programs in Education Outcomes
- GPE001: Knowledge - Theory: Apply knowledge of psychological and educational theory,
research, and/or philosophy related to the area of specialization or certification.
- GPE002: Knowledge - Assessments: Demonstrate understanding and use of the types of
assessments appropriate to the area of specialization or certification.
- GPE003: Knowledge - Purpose: Identify the purpose of education in society, and be
able to analyze why things happen in the educational community and/or in the political
community that surrounds education.
- GPE004: Knowledge - Diversity: Demonstrate knowledge of concepts related to diversity,
and the interaction between concepts related to diversity and the area of specialization
- GPE005: Skills - Theory: Demonstrate the ability to incorporate theory and research
into practice related to the area of specialization.
- GPE006: Skills - Data: Demonstrate the ability to gather appropriate data and use
data in problem analysis and decision-making related to the area of specialization.
- GPE007: Skills - Problem Solving: Use problem solving/critical thinking strategies
appropriate to the area of specialization.
- GPE008: Skills - Reflection: Use reflective practice within the area of specialization.
- GPE009: Skills - Communication: Demonstrate effective communication and presentation
skills related to the area of specialization.
- GPE010: Skills - Technology: Use a variety of technologies appropriate for working
in the area of specialization.
- GPE011: Dispositions - Service: Demonstrate service to the community.
- GPE012: Dispositions - Diversity: Demonstrate positive dispositions toward diversity
- GPE013: Dispositions - Professionalism: Demonstrate professionalism in one’s demeanor,
behavior, conduct, decision-making, and interactions with colleagues.
Master of Education: Reading Program Standards (IRA)
- Understand major theories and empirical research that describe the cognitive, linguistic,
motivational, and sociocultural foundations of reading and writing development, processes,
and components, including word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge,
and reading–writing connections.
- Understand the historically shared knowledge of the profession and changes over time
in the perceptions of reading and writing development, processes, and components.
- Understand the role of professional judgment and practical knowledge for improving
all students’ reading development and achievement.
- Use foundational knowledge to design or implement an integrated, comprehensive, and
- Use appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop
word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading–writing
- Use a wide range of texts (e.g., narrative, expository, and poetry) from traditional
print, digital, and online resources.
- Understand types of assessments and their purposes, strengths, and limitations.
- Select, develop, administer, and interpret assessments, both traditional print and
electronic, for specific purposes.
- Use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
- Communicate assessment results and implications to a variety of audiences.
- Recognize, understand, and value the forms of diversity that exist in society and
their importance in learning to read and write.
- Use a literacy curriculum and engage in instructional practices that positively impact
students’ knowledge, beliefs, and engagement with the features of diversity.
- Develop and implement strategies to advocate for equity.
- Design the physical environment to optimize students’ use of traditional print, digital,
and online resources in reading and writing instruction.
- Design a social environment that is low risk and includes choice, motivation, and
scaffolded support to optimize students’ opportunities for learning to read and write.
- Use routines to support reading and writing instruction (e.g., time allocation, transitions
from one activity to another, discussions, and peer feedback).
- Use a variety of classroom configurations (i.e., whole class, small group, and individual)
to differentiate instruction.
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of adult learning theories and related research
about organizational change, professional development, and school culture.
- Display positive dispositions related to their own reading and writing and the teaching
of reading and writing, and pursue the development of individual professional knowledge
- Participate in, design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective and differentiated
professional development programs.
- Understand and influence local, state, or national policy decisions.
Maryland Technology Standards
- MDTECH001: Standard 1, Information Access, Evaluation, Processing and Application:
Access, evaluate and process information efficiently and effectively. Apply information
accurately and appropriately.
- MDTECH002: Standard 2, Communication: Use technology to exchange information and interact
electronically effectively and appropriately with others. Use technology effectively
and appropriately to communicate information in a variety of formats.
- MDTECH003: Standard 3, Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues: Demonstrate an understanding
of the legal, social, and ethical issues related to technology.
- MDTECH004: Standard 4, Assessment for Administration and Instruction: Use information
technologies to analyze problems and develop solutions.
- MDTECH005: Standard 5, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction:
Design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate technology in the
delivery of a curriculum-related instructional activity. Design, implement and assess
learning experiences that incorporate student use of technology to support inquiry,
problem solving, communication, and/or collaboration.
- MDTECH006: Standard 6, Assistive Technology: Understand human, equity, and development
issues surrounding the use of assistive technology to enhance student learning performance
and apply that understanding to practice.
- MDTECH007: Standard 7, Professional Growth: Analyze the use of emerging technologies
to improve teaching and learning. Develop habits of mind that support continual learning
and professional growth in technology.
Updated: February 2018