Prepare for a variety of vital roles in advancing children’s literacy and love of learning.
Reading specialist. Reading interventionist. Literacy coach. Literacy coordinator. Staff developer. These are a few of the roles you’ll be prepared to take on when you complete this program. You'll learn to enhance the literacy of PreK–12 students who need regular help in reading and writing, working one on one, in small groups, or in classroom settings.
During your studies, you’ll take literacy and literature courses. You'll learn to choose, administer, and analyze results from a range of assessment tools and use data to guide planning for effective instruction. A research course allows you to dig even deeper into literacy issues. With faculty and fellow students, you'll co-construct new knowledge and engage in the kind of self-reflection that leads to greater cultural awareness.
Apply your coursework during immersive student teaching opportunities, connecting theory to practice. Emerge with a renewed sense of purpose, confident in your skills and ability to make a vital difference in students' educational experiences.
Our specialist teacher of reading programs have earned a reputation for producing outstanding graduates. You’ll graduate from New England's premier university for teacher preparation knowing you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
The coursework for the specialist teacher of reading program can be used to move an Initial license in early childhood, elementary, or special education to the professional level.