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Certification - Reading Teacher Endorsement

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Program offered is a Certificate.

The Master of Arts in Education: Reading Specialist (Type 10) and the Reading Teacher Endorsement programs are designed to assist practicing teachers in becoming specialists in the area of reading. Through this program, teachers learn how to construct assessment, curriculum and instructional approaches to improve pre-kindergarten through12th grade reading literacy.

Study strategies for improving reading comprehension, assessment and diagnosis of reading difficulties, and test analysis/interpretation. Focus on diverse learning needs and linguistic differences, as well as current technology that facilitates effective reading and writing instruction for learners of different ages, ability levels and ethnic backgrounds.

Three 15-clock-hour clinical practicum experiences, plus a 25-clock-hour creative project/practicum are required. Learners must successfully pass the Illinois Basic Skills Test, the Illinois Content Area Test, and the Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching Test.

READ Courses

For Reading Teacher Endorsement only:

  • Foundations of Reading
  • Content-Area Reading
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems
  • Developmental and Remedial Reading Instruction and Support
  • Development and Remedial Materials and Resources
  • Literature and Resources for Children and Youth

For Reading Specialist Certification and Master's Degree:

(All the above courses plus the following two courses)

  • Methods Education Research
  • Creative Project/Practicum
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