Promoting the Importance of Literacy Begins with Teachers Like You
Do you long to offer all students, regardless of learning level, the knowledge to excel in reading comprehension and application? The University of Cincinnati Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Reading Specialist program can give you the skills to empower students to rise to the challenges before them with confidence.
The Reading Specialist program provides the knowledge and skills to support students at differing stages of literacy development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds. You’ll be prepared to use a wide variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction and to offer key strategies to create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing. The program is designed to address the social, cultural and linguistic factors that contribute to a student’s reading and writing development. This coursework meets NCATE standards for specialization in reading while aiding teachers in becoming empowered to assess, diagnose, evaluate, and educate students at varying levels of literacy.
Graduates of the Reading Specialist program are eligible to apply for the Reading Specialist certificate/endorsement from the state of Ohio. Out-of-state graduates will need to check with their state’s Department of Education to see if this program will meet the needs to fulfill the requirements for similar certificates/endorsements.
Upon completing this program, graduates are required to pass a Praxis Series Exam to obtain their endorsement in the state of Ohio. Graduates residing in other states will need to determine their state’s specific requirements for licensure. For more information about the Praxis Series, click here.