Take your certification to the next level with a King’s College Master of Education in Reading or Master of Education in Special Education degree.
THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN READING COMBINED WITH ORTON-GILLINGHAM COURSES
King’s College is offering a graduate program to prepare teachers in the most effective, evidence-based strategies for reading instruction that benefits struggling readers. In addition to the other required coursework, the Orton-Gillingham training program includes two years of intensive coursework and supervised practicum. The nationally recognized program prepares teachers to teach students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling, including those with dyslexia and related disorders.
WHY EARN AN M.ED. IN READING?
Studies indicate that about “1 in 5” or 20% of people have some degree of dyslexia, often called a reading disability by schools. These students need specialized instruction to learn to read. The International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC) accredited courses provide the specialized course of study that trains teachers in the effective reading and writing approach that can help ALL students, even those without dyslexia. The multisensory structured language approach is guided by the principles of Orton-Gillingham, which gives students the tools they need to become readers, with spelling and composition skills.
WHAT SETS US APART?
- King’s Master’s in Reading is one of the limited programs in the US where teachers may be eligible to be certified in multisensory structured language education.
- The program of study focuses on the structure of the English language and Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction in which the lecture portion and practicum takes place at an IMSLEC-accredited site.
- Successful completion may lead to national professional certification from the Academic Language Therapy Association.
KING’S COLLEGE OFFERS M. ED. IN READING OR SPED
Earn 6 graduate credits and Act 48 hours for each academic year of IMSLEC-accredited Orton-Gillingham coursework through King’s College and receive professional credentials.
- Enroll in EDUC 800 for the Fall semester
- Enroll in EDUC 801 for the Spring semester
- Successful completion of both courses may lead to:
- Teacher-Level Certification in an IMSLEC-Accredited Orton-Gillingham program
- Eligibility to sit for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Competency Exam for Multisensory Structured Language Education, which may lead to national professional certification as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP)
- Enroll in EDUC 802 for the Fall semester
- Enroll in EDUC 803 for the Spring semester
- Successful completion of these courses may lead to:
- Therapy-Level certification from the IMSLEC training program
- Eligibility to sit for the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Competency Exam for Multisensory Structured Language Education, which may lead to national professional certification as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Cost: $398/credit or $1,194/course plus $92 general college fee per semester
TO APPLY: www.kings.edu/GradEducation
TO VIEW THE COURSE SCHEDULE: www.kings.edu/graduateschedule
LEARN MORE AT: www.kings.edu/GradEducation
Tuition Deferment Program: King’s offers a tuition deferment program for teachers who qualify for tuition reimbursement through their district. To enroll, complete the tuition deferment form.
To register: Contact Maggie Farrell at 570-208-8400 or register online.