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Post Masters Certification: Reading Specialist

The Post Masters Certification: Reading Specialist program is designed for elementary and secondary certified teachers who want to expand their professional literacy knowledge and practices to become literacy leaders in K-12 settings. Coursework, practicum experiences, and research will prepare candidates to provide instruction for large and small groups as well as individual students, and engage in the practices of coaching faculty members and facilitating professional development. Learning to read, and reading to learn are integral to a student’s education; the reading specialist/literary coach are the leaders who support growth for students and their teachers.

EDU 586 Techniques of Teaching Reading/Writing 
EDU 612  Interventions in Reading Instruction for Classroom and Clinical Settings 
EDU 551
EDU 542 
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II (Required for Elementary Teachers)

Instruction of Reading (Required for Secondary Teachers) 
*EDU 629  The Role of Literacy Coach 
*EDU 618  Resource Role of the Reading Specialist 
*EDU 691  Practicum: Application of Remediation 

Prerequisites for elementary teachers:
Materials for Teaching Reading (Children’s Literature)
Instruction of Reading
Processes and Acquisition of Reading
Assessment of Reading

Prerequisites for secondary teachers:
Reading and Writing in the Content Area I
Reading and Writing in the Content Area II

EDU 629, EDU 618 and EDU 691 are to be taken after you completed other coursework.

Must pass Reading Specialist Praxis II by the end of program.

ePortfolio Required

Certification:  Reading Specialist  

All programs offered by the School of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University are NCATE and MSDE approved.

For additional information please contact:
Main campus/other locations
Dr. Jeanette Quinn
School of Education
Assistant Dean

Southern Maryland
Dr. Karen Wooten 
School of Education
Associate Dean 
301-737-2500 ext 305