Reading Education & Reading Specialist, Master of Education, (certification, M.Ed.)

The Reading Specialist program aligns with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements for grades P-12 and is approved by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Students completing this program receive the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. With successful completion of three years of classroom teaching experience, graduates are eligible for the reading specialist certification from MSDE. The program consists of 30 credits, including a capstone summer reading clinic known as the University of Maryland Summer Reading Program (SRP). In the program coursework and the SRP, candidates learn to conceptualize and enact equity-oriented reading and literacy instruction in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

In addition to the course requirements, students must complete the following non-course requirement:

  • Complete a Seminar Paper
Course Title Credits
TLPL644Foundations of Reading3
TLPL653Clinical Assessment in Reading3
TLPL654Clinical Instruction in Reading3
TLPL651Leadership in Schoolwide Reading Program3
TLPL652Multicultural Materials and Instruction for P-12 Readers3
TLPL733Advanced Clinical Practices in Reading Assessment3
TLPL734Advanced Clinical Practices in Reading Instruction3
TLPL691Research Methods3
TLPL 667 (Teaching Multilingual Learners- Culturally Sustaining & Translanguaging Practices in Literacy Classrooms)3
TLPL690Critical Literacies, Digital Technology & Instruction for Diverse Classrooms3
Total Credits30