Reading Specialist K-12

Welcome to the Reading Specialist Certification Program at Westminster College.  The graduate program for Reading Specialist at Westminster College is designed to develop the requisite knowledge, applicable skills, and appropriate attitudes in aspiring reading specialists.

Standards are woven through the coursework, the related field experiences, and the culminating internship. The integration of practical fieldwork, simulations, and problem-solving activities with the academic courses is central to the program.

The Reading Specialist Certification Program at Westminster is undergirded by...
  • a sense of service
  • a positive spirit
  • an emphasis on an ethical foundation
  • and the promotion of the highest professional standards.

 

Requirements for M.ED. in Reading (No Certification)

Successful completion of:
  • 10 specified courses (30 semester hours)
  • Comprehensive examination

 

Requirements for M.ED. with PA Certification as Reading Specialist

Successful completion of:
  • 9 specified courses (27 semester hours)
  • REA 850 Linking Assessment and Instruction and REA 980 Practicum in Reading (6 semester hours)
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Praxis exam (minimum score of 570)
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More information about the Reading Specialist Certification Program and related curriculum may be found in the Reading Specialist Advising Handbook.




Off-Campus Cohort Option


The Reading Specialist Program is also available in a cohort format. You can learn more about this program and view off-campus locations here. For more information, contact the Graduate Information Office at (800) 433-0373 or via email.

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The Reading Specialist Program is also available in a cohort format. Contact the Graduate Information Office to learn more.
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