Literacy Strategies For Content Learning

This 36 credit specialization is designed to address the Common Core State Standards and empower all teachers to use proven, effective, reading-writing-listening-speaking-thinking strategies to improve student performance in the content they teach. This program is not designed to prepare teachers to be teachers of reading and writing; rather, it is designed specifically to meet the goal of content teachers to help students learn the content they teach! Strategies presented in this program can be used to help students read, write and think like scientists, historians and mathematicians etc. as well as listen and speak as competent learners in any area of study.


  • The courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate. All teachers will pay a $25.00 per credit registration fee.
  • HCPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($900 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $900 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 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.

Program Plans

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Student Plan

Professional Development Certificate Student Plan

How to Apply

To apply, complete the Cohort Application/Registration Form (PDF) and return it to the address below with a copy of your teacher certification, or a transcript from your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate course of study. You may also look at the Harford County Cohort Classes Schedule (PDF) for a list of classes.

Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Ph: 410-337-6047 | Fax: 410-337-6085