Prepare for a variety of vital roles in advancing children’s literacy.
Learn to enhance the literacy of PreK–12 students who need regular help in reading and writing. Become effective in working one on one, in small groups, or in classroom settings. You’ll get a foundation in theory, and the skills and training in strategies and approaches that will position you for a successful career. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
At Lesley, our specialist teacher of reading programs have earned a reputation for producing outstanding graduates.
Reading specialist. Reading interventionist. Literacy coach. Literacy coordinator. Staff developer. These are a few of the roles you’ll be prepared for when you finish this program. During your studies, you’ll take a variety of literacy and literature courses. Learn how to assess students to provide them with the appropriate instructional approach. Take language and writing courses, and a research course that allows you to dig even deeper into literacy issues. Apply your coursework during student teaching opportunities. You’ll emerge confident in your skills and ability to make a vital difference for students who need your help.