Master of Education in Reading and Language, M.Ed.


Offered through the University of Massachusetts Lowell's College of Education, the Master of Education in Reading and Language, M.Ed. provides a mix of online courses and field experiences. This 30-credit program is designed for candidates who hold an initial or professional teaching license in Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education.

A specialized program is also available for Massachusetts teachers who hold an initial Massachusetts teacher license in Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education and are eligible for professional licensure.

Program Highlights:

  • Named a Top Online Graduate Education Program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Two practica in which knowledge and skills are applied

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on Inquire Now to the right.

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Visit UMass Lowell's Master of Education in Reading and Language, M.Ed. webpage for more information.


New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Current students register for their courses online by logging in to the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410+ $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when checks are returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 978-934-2550.


UMass Lowell's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is one of the region's leading providers of graduate-level programs in education.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Admission is competitive. Apply early!

1.  Read application form instructions carefully, and complete the form. Click here for the application (online or pdf format).

2.  On a separate sheet of paper, submit a brief, carefully worded statement indicating your immediate and long-range goals, relevant work history, academic honors/awards received, and any teaching experience and/or research conducted/published that may be pertinent to your graduate program (two-page maximum recommended).

3. Download this form and make three (3) copies. You are required to send three (3) letters of recommendation. They should be from instructors who have taught you, ideally in the field to which you are applying. Recommendations may also be from employers or supervisors who are in a position to compare your performance to that of your peers. Recommendation letters should be signed and sealed in envelopes by the referees, then mailed to the Graduate School Admissions Office at UMass Lowell along with the other application materials.

4. Provide a complete and official transcript for degrees awarded in a signed and sealed envelope. Include transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you received your degree from UMass Lowell, it is not necessary for you to request a transcript from the UMass Lowell Registrar's Office.

5. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please fill out the FAFSA form at

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Submit all required items to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cumnock Hall, Suite 110
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-5130

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or

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