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Reading Specialist Licensure

Reading Specialist Licensure

Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to receive a license as a reading specialist from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Search for the requirements for reading specialist licensure by completing the selection boxes as follows:

  • Category:  Academic Specialist Teacher
  • Field: Reading
  • Grade: All Levels
  • Type: Initial

The DESE also requires applicants for the reading license to have an initial license in another teaching field, such as elementary teacher, and to pass the reading specialist test. 

The Literacy and Language CAS program leads to licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but the DESE has reciprocal arrangements with other states.

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL-Reading Specialist Licence)

Academic Year

IHP Pass rate

IHP Scaled Score Mean

State Scaled Score Mean

2014-2015

100%

264.50

253.10

2015-2016

100%

276.00

252.00

2016-2017

100%

273.20

252.70

 


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include becoming a

  • School-based literacy specialist providing direct services to students 
  • School-based literacy coach providing direct services to teachers
  • Administrator of a K-6 or K-12 literacy program
  • Private literacy consultant to schools
  • Private literacy tutor

Resources

International Dyslexia Association

International Reading Association

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