The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Reading program is designed for educators holding a master’s degree who are seeking to expand their knowledge in the specialized area of reading/literacy, as well as their opportunities for career progression. The program offers institutional endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as Teacher of Reading and meets NCATE accreditation.
The program leading to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Reading is designed to build upon educators’ extensive K-12 teaching experiences and graduate-level education. Its curriculum balances content and pedagogical knowledge, supporting the learner’s development through language and critical thinking, and expanding programmatic uses of resources and technologies. Prepractica and practica experiences facilitate collaboration among students enrolled in the various programs within the School of Education and Allied Studies.
Students progress through the program with a cohort of fellow professionals, allowing them the opportunity to share and learn from each other’s experiences and expertise.
Graduates of the CAGS in Reading program are prepared for roles in schools and other institutions as reading/literacy supervisors, curriculum specialists/leaders/resource personnel, program administrators and program consultants.They also have the chance to continue their education through the doctoral reading program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Doctoral candidates can negotiate the transfer of 24 CAGS credits toward the 60 credits required to complete the PhD program.
Last Modified: July 11, 2008