Perhaps no academic skill is as crucial as reading. Reading specialists work with students through “learning to read programs,” insuring that they will be prepared for future classroom exercises that require “reading to learn.”
The reading concentration arms educators with the skills needed to implement effective reading programs, assess and correct reading disabilities and utilize innovative methods and materials to promote literacy in schools and communities.
The program requires a supervision and literacy coach practicum, requiring students to support the instructional and supervisory roles of a reading specialist in a school-based setting. During the final semester, candidates must also submit a comprehensive portfolio.