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M.S. in Reading and Language Arts

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. A minimum of one year teaching experience is preferred.

To apply to the Master of Science degree in Reading and Language Arts a candidate must submit an application for graduate admission, official transcripts, and application fee to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Additional Materials Required: A candidate must also submit a copy of his/her teaching certificate either with the application for graduate admission (instructions for uploading the certificate will be found within the online graduate application) or by emailing it to Mrs. Lisa Michaud.

Candidates seeking only endorsement (not M.S.) as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant in the State of Connecticut must apply to the School of Graduate Studies for admission to the Advanced Official Certificate Program (see below).

Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a Master’s degree in Reading or Education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale. A minimum of one year teaching experience is preferred.

To apply to the Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts a candidate must submit an application for graduate admission, official transcripts, and application fee to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Additional Materials Required: A candidate must also submit a copy of his/her teaching certificate with the application for graduate admission (instructions for uploading the certificate will be found within the online graduate application) or by emailing it to Mrs. Lisa Michaud.

Advanced Official Certificate Program in Reading and Language Arts (OCP)

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree or a Sixth Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale. Applicants must also have 3 years of teaching experience.

To apply to the Advanced Official Certificate Program in Reading and Language Arts a candidate must submit an application for graduate admission, official transcripts, and application fee to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Additional Materials Required: A candidate must also submit a copy of his/her teaching certificate with the application for graduate admission (instructions for uploading the certificate will be found within the online graduate application) or by emailing it to Mrs. Lisa Michaud.

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For more information on admission requirements and process, check the School of Graduate Studies or call Mrs. Lisa Michaud at 860-832-2175.

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