Reading Specialist

  • Program Overview

    The Reading Specialist Certification Program provides 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.

    Preparation in reading is a valuable area of specialization. The Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction provides a strong foundation for the pedagogical, curricular and leadership dimensions of the role of a Reading Specialist. Gannon University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is aligned with the National Board Professional Teacher Certification Standards.

    Students who wish to pursue Reading Specialist Certification as part of the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction will need to talk to their advisor early so that they can take the proper course sequence and meet all program requirements. Students must attend a summer course on campus for the required clinic course or complete an approved clinic experience in the home school district. All other Reading Specialist course requirements are met in an online format.

    Those who already hold a Master’s degree may complete only the certificate program of 27 credits.

    Formal application and admission to the Reading Specialist Certification program is required before beginning the requirements for certification.

    Program Options

    • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Certificate Costs and Career Options

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