In 2010, The International Reading Association revised the standards put in place for practicing reading specialists. The University of St. Francis Reading Specialist program is aligned to these new standards thus ensuring graduates will demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for application in today’s educational landscape.
The Master of Science Reading Program is designed for educators who want to assume Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach roles at the school or district level. The program culminates with candidates earning a Master of Science degree and a K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement. The purpose and intent of the Reading Program is to prepare educators to become ethical decision-makers and leaders who can provide literacy-based services within an educational community.
Candidates who already hold a master’s degree may be eligible for a focused program to earn the Reading Specialist Endorsement. For additional information regarding this program, please contact Amy Schroeder, Reading Program Coordinator, at 815-740-3661 or email@example.com.
Courses in this program are offered online or site-based.
For registration into the program, please contact Maggie Stevenson at (815)740-3389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the program, please contact Amy Schroeder at (815)740-3661 or email@example.com.
Upon completion of the degree program, candidates will:
For current information regarding Illinois State Board of Education requirements (including tests when applicable), please visit ISBE at www.isbe.net.