Master of Education - Reading
Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Chair
Semester Start Dates and Courses for 2nd Cohort
The Master of Education with specialization in Reading is the University of Guam's first online program.The first cohort started in Spring 2012
The next cohort will start in Summer 2013
Contact Dr. Catherine Stoicovy at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
The M.Ed. in Reading online program is ideal for working professionals from Guam or the region who are interested in becoming specialists in reading and language arts. The program was approved in August 2011 by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The program offers the same rigor and academic quality as a traditional face-to-face degree program, yet offers the convenience of online learning that fits the schedule of a busy professional. Our online program allows you to learn from the comfort of your own home or nearby school or library at a time that is convenient for you. We believe students will find the program both engaging and meaningful.
The specialization in Reading is designed to prepare professionals in the field of reading/literacy who are interested in becoming highly effective teachers and specialists in reading and language arts. A thesis or special project is recommended for students who anticipate further study at the doctoral level. Language and Literacy faculty will conduct an admissions interview as an entry level assessment for new applicants.
This Program prepares professionals for the following roles:
To develop students’ literacy (reading and writing) in language arts and across the curriculum, with an emphasis on pre-school, elementary and secondary years.
To assess and instruct students with diverse literacy needs in regular classrooms, as well as specialized settings (developmental or basic classes, ESL classes, special education classes, adult literacy centers, etc.).
To participate as a member of a professional learning community, reflecting on practice and contributing to the improvement of instructional programs, advancement of knowledge and practice of colleagues.
Graduates find diverse professional positions, with the majority serving in schools as classroom teachers, reading/language arts resource teachers, special education teachers, and school consultants. Some become diagnosticians and reading specialists in clinical settings or private practice, and some go on to doctoral study.