Literacy is the key to children’s success and provides communication links with society throughout life. The Master of Education degree in Reading and the Reading Specialist Certification Program provide training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities. Preparation consists of theory, application and implementation of research-based instruction and assessment practices. The Reading Specialist is trained in instruction and assessment techniques and given leadership opportunities to promote literacy programs for students, parents, other educators and the community.
The School of Education offers a Master of Education degree in Reading, including preparation for Reading Specialist Certification. The program can be completed online.
The Master of Education Candidate and/or the Reading Specialist Candidate:
- Knows literacy history, theory, and methodology - Applies theory and knowledge of literacy instruction - Identifies, selects, and applies literature, textbooks, curricular materials as well as technology for all learners - Demonstrates the use and interpretation of formal and informal assessment procedures and communicates results and implications to appropriate stakeholders - Maintains indicators of student progress and achievement - Aligns Pennsylvania Language Arts Standards with instruction and assessment - Consults and collaborates using knowledge of literacy practices, including reading and writing processes - Demonstrates leadership in home, school, and community literacy environments