The following college-level courses should be taken prior to enrollment in the specialization courses and may not be counted as part of the required credits in the reading specialist program:
Basic reading course
Basic language arts course
Basic children’s literature course
Prerequisite: A minimum of one year of successful, contracted teaching experience in a K-12 classroom setting is required for admission to the reading specialist program. One of the three required recommendation forms for admission to the reading specialist program must come from the applicant’s current or most recent principal or designee.
Program: The student will complete at least 45 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the office of Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education. The development of a course of study most appropriate to the professional goals and purposes of each individual student must be completed and approved by a program advisor or committee chair upon the completion of 15 credits.
Education Foundations and Research Courses Credits: (10)
EDCS 424 - Reading in the Content Fields Credits: (3)
If this course is completed prior to admission to the graduate program, see an advisor for an appropriate course substitution.