The Reading Specialists - Literacy Leadership Program at McDaniel College offers a comprehensive approach to reading instruction and incorporates current research, theoretical perspectives, informed practice, and thoughtful reflection. Candidates implement a repertoire of assessment procedures and instructional techniques across multiple grade levels to address the needs of diverse learners. In addition, our graduate candidates become an important part of a collaborative professional network.
Key Features of the RDS program include:
- Meets International Literacy Association standards as a nationally recognized program for the preparation of Reading Specialists.
- Presents unique opportunities to apply theory and research through practicum experiences and performance outcomes.
- Empowers candidates to become life-long learners and reflective practitioners.
- Fosters close working relationships with knowledgeable faculty.
- Offers a professional and personalized educational experience in a three-phase program.
- Examines ongoing assessment-instruction processes with a variety of diverse learners.
Early Literacy Foundations
Comprehensive Literacy Instruction
Reading in the Content Areas, Part I
Teaching Narrative Writing with Children’s Literature
Early Literacy Intervention
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Management, Organisation & Leadership View 110 other Masters in Language Studies in United States
Candidates seeking admission to the Graduate Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership Program must:
- Complete the application for graduate study
- Hold a valid initial teaching certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.
- Submit official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0*
- Submit three official letters of recommendation
- Submit state-designated qualifying scores for the Praxis Exam or equivalency
International19510 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National19510 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
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