Education Reading Specialist (EDRS)
Online Prerequisite: EDUC 659
An investigation of research-based intervention for reading program. The role of the reading specialist to the total school program is also examined. Field experience required.
This course focuses on evidence-based trends and inquiry related to components of an effective literacy program. Best practices in literacy instruction, assessment, and issues in literacy as well as leadership in these fields will be explored.
A study of the major theories, models, and components of literacy. Foundational knowledge will be utilized to design effective literacy instruction.
Online Prerequisite: Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5 and EDUC 659 (may be taken concurrently)
Candidates will participate in a supervised 30-hour field practicum designed to link theory with practice. This practicum may only be repeated one time with prior approval from the program chair.
Online Prerequisite: Advanced Gate 3 with a score of 5 or Advanced Gate 3-Doctoral with a score of 5 or Advanced Gate 3-Out of State with a score of 5 or Adv Gate 3-Out of State-Doc with a score of 5
Requires completion of the projects and minimum number of hours as specified in proposal. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.