Advance children’s literacy in a variety of vital roles.
If you have a master’s degree and an initial or professional license in early childhood, elementary, or special education, you can take this program to become an accomplished reading specialist at the PreK-12 school or district level. Reading specialists also become literacy coaches, tutors, staff developers, consultants, and more.
Learn ways to expand struggling students' literacy skills in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings. You'll also explore how to assess students, teach English language learners, and work with families and communities.
Lesley's reading specialist programs have earned a reputation for their outstanding graduates.
Here, you'll get thorough training in the latest literacy strategies, and work with professors on research and policy. Prepare to be a teacher-leader as you focus on staff professional development. Apply what you're learning through student teaching experience. Finish with the skills and knowledge that will position you for a rewarding career and your students for lifetime success. Employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.