Communication Sciences and Disorders

Joint MGH Institute and Regis College Graduate Program

Master of Arts in Teaching Reading (MAT)

To help alleviate a local and nationwide shortage of teachers with expertise in reading, the MGH Institute and Regis College have created a new partnership in which graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in reading.

The MGH Institute and Regis College each offers 18 credits toward the 36-credit master's degree. As a student of the program you will take reading courses, including practicum, at the Institute, and supporting education courses at Regis.

Regis College will administer the MAT program and issue the master's degree. Visit the Regis College website for admission requirements, program information and curriculum.

Course Registration

Courses may be taken concurrently through Regis and the MGH Institute. Registration for Institute reading specialist courses must be completed through the Institute; and the Regis courses through Regis.

To be eligible for the MGH Institute/Regis tuition rate for Institute courses, you must have applied to and been accepted by Regis College for the MAT program.  Proof will be required at the point of registration.

Reading Concentration

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The Reading Specialist Licensure program at MGH Institute is one of only 17 programs nationally accredited by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.



The Reading Concentration is fulfilled through successful completion of the following courses (18 credits) at the MGH Institute:

 Reading Concentration Courses
 Language Acquisition
 3 credits
 Development & Disorders of Oral Language, Reading, Writing
 3 credits
 Diagnostic Methods
 3 credits
 Reading & Writing in Schools
 2 credits
 Leading Literacy Change
 1 credit
 School-Based Practicum
 3 credits
 Multisensory Structured Reading & Clinic Practicum
 3 credits

The Comprehensive Reading Concentration:

Upon completing the Reading Concentration part of the program, you will be accomplished in reading instruction, skilled in diagnosing reading disabilities, and able to collaborate with teachers across other disciplines.

For more information and questions about the Reading Concentration, please contact the program director, Melissa Feller.


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  • Contact

  • Melissa J. Feller
    Program Director
    Language & Literacy
    Reading Specialist Program
    (617) 726-8231