Find out more about University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate

Education Specialist in Reading & Language

Program Details

The program is open only to teachers who work in Massachusetts schools and who hold either an initial or professional Massachusetts teaching license in Elementary Education, Middle/Secondary English, English Language Learners, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education. 

If you are not a Massachusetts teacher, please refer to the general Ed.S. in Reading and Language.


  • A statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • A master's degree
  • Resume

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.