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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Reading Specialist
Major: 5128
First Term: 2013 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 24-30
CIPS Code: 13.9999
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Education and Training / Education
Instructional Council: Education (56)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Reading Specialist program qualifies certified Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teachers for Reading Endorsement in Grades K-8, Grades 6-12, or Grades K-12 as specified by the Arizona Department of Education. Coursework focuses on foundations of language and literacy, essential elements of elementary reading and writing instruction, elements of elementary content area reading and writing, reading assessment systems, and leadership. Certificate requires a reading practicum in a K-12 classroom setting.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.


Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 0
Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teacher certification.
 
Required Courses
 Credits: 12
+EPD270Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language and Literacy3
+EPD274Reading Assessment6
+EPD276The Teacher Leader3
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 12-18
+EPD244Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3) OR 
 EDU271Phonics Based Reading and Decoding (3) OR 
 EDU/ENH291Children's Literature (3)3
 
Select one of the following three (3) tracks
 
Track I: Grades K-8Credits: 9
+EPD271AAEssential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-83
+EPD272AAElements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-83
+EPD277AAReading Field Experience K-83
 
Track II: Grades 6-12Credits: 9
+EPD271ABEssential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 6-123
+EPD272ABElements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-123
+EPD277ABReading Field Experience 6-123
 
Track III: Grades K-12Credits: 15
+EPD271AAEssential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-83
+EPD271ABEssential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 6-123
+EPD272AAElements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-83
+EPD272ABElements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-123
+EPD277AAReading Field Experience K-83
+EPD277ABReading Field Experience 6-123
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Identify the stages of reading development and define each of the five constructs of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. (EPD270)
2.Identify national, state and grade-level literacy proficiency standards that guide the instruction of reading in K-8 and 6-12 classrooms, including intervention, remediation and evaluation. (EPD274)
3.Examine state and federal laws regarding assessment and provision of services for students with reading difficulties or reading disabilities. (EPD274)
4.Select, administer, and interpret reliable and valid classroom screening measures, both formal and informal, to determine students' reading proficiency and identify students at risk for reading difficulty. (EPD270, EPD274)
5.Identify strategies to support student communication development and explicitly teach academic vocabulary, oral language, strategies for reading words in text, and literal, inferential, critical, and evaluative comprehension skills. (EPD270)
6.Identify and use a variety of literacy strategies and interventions with students of varying abilities and experiences. (EPD270, EPD274)
7.Using qualitative and quantitative data, develop and implement explicit, systematic instruction and methods of assessment to monitor and improve student performance in reading and language arts. (EPD270, EPD274)
8.Identify students' reading difficulties and develop an intervention instructional plan and assessment schedule to monitor progress. (EPD274)
9.Design and implement a literacy block involving direct instruction, small group guided reading instruction, literacy stations, and independent practice that incorporates the Essential Elements of Reading and Writing Instruction and other research-based reading and writing strategies and materials. (EPD274)
10.Read, analyze and summarize current education research and theory of the teacher leader. (EPD276)
11.Develop a personal leadership philosophy and action plan grounded in educational research and self-assessment of personal growth as a teacher leader. (EPD276)
12.Demonstrate leadership skills related to working collaboratively with staff, teachers, and administration. (EPD276)
 


All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.