Reading Instruction (Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist)

The Reading Instruction (Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist) cohort supports the county efforts to prepare literacy professionals who will provide leadership for the school reading program. The Reading Instruction cohort can lead to reading teacher endorsement (12 credits required) or reading specialist certification. The courses offered in the cohort can be applied toward either the M.Ed. with specialization in Reading Instruction or the Professional Development Certificate in Reading Instruction (for those who already possess a master's degree). Both of these programs are MSDE-approved programs for Reading Specialist certification. 


The courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate.  All teachers will pay a $195.00 per 3 credits registration fee. 

  • AACPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($750 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $945 per 3 credit course. 
  • Participants are required to complete each course in the cohort with a grade of B or higher. (Any participant who does not complete the course or does not earn a grade of B or higher will be responsible for paying the tuition directly to Goucher College).
  • Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.

Program Plans

A total of 18 credits will be offered as part of our cohort at a reduced tuition

  • ED 625.200, Strategies and Resources in Teaching Reading (3 credits)
  • ED 626.200, Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
  • ED 637.200, Practicum Part I: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction (3 credits)
  • ED 638A.200, Seminar in Reading Intervention Strategies: Word Identification (1.5 credits)
  • ED 638B.200, Seminar in Reading Intervention Strategie: Comprehension (1.5 credits)
  • ED 639.200, Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading (3 credits)
  • ED 636.200, Overview of Reading Interventions and 647,  Lindamood Bell OR Orton Gillingham (both 1.5 credit courses)


Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
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