Boost your career and hone your literacy skills.
Get thorough training in strategies for teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners. Study children’s literature and approaches to aid struggling readers and writers. Learn how to transfer your own deep knowledge to school or district staff as a teacher-leader. Research literacy issues and policy in doctoral-level courses. You’ll emerge with the skills and training that will position you for an even more successful career. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
At Lesley, our reading specialist programs have earned a reputation for producing outstanding graduates.
This program will position you to move to a higher-level position in your school or district. You’ll become familiar with the latest literacy research, teaching methods, and policy issues. Explore collaborative problem-solving. Take courses in literacy, literature, teaching writing, and the varied roles of the language arts professional. To prepare for your in-depth research, you’ll study quantitative and qualitative research methods. Student teaching experiences cover literacy assessment in theory and practice.