Director of Graduate Reading Programs
Department of Education Technology and Literacy College of Education
Hawkins Hall 107H
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RESEARCH: National Reading Clinics
Masters in Reading
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Reading...a very popular Masters program that can lead to certification as
a READING SPECIALIST. This Program has been educating professionals in
reading since 1967, and is presently the largest graduate program in the
university. A total of 36 credits include a sequence of nine required courses
plus three electives.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading
The Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Reading Education is a post
master's program that reflects the university and college missions and helps
develop advanced knowledge and leadership skills necessary for meeting the the
challenges of redesigning and restructuring education across the P-16 continuum.
Students may complete four of six required courses to fulfill the
Administrator I Certification requirements by completing the C.A.S. in Reading.
Furthermore, many of the courses in this program can be counted towards the Ed.D.
in Instructional Technology. The C.A.S. in Reading is an outcomes-based program
designed to meet the standards for Reading Coordinators outlined by the
International Reading Association (IRA). Such reading professionals
"...administer literacy, bilingual, compensatory and ESL programs in
schools or other institutional setting." They direct the organization,
management and assessment of school, district or institutional literacy
programs. The IRA requires that academic preparation for reading coordinators
includes course work in professional development, grant writing, program
administration and evaluation and school law, with additional course work in
reading. The program is a 30-credit-hour program.
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Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading.
Towson University Graduate Reading Programs: Who can benefit...
* For professionals who want to assist children, adolescents or adults who have learning difficulties.
* For professionals who want to expand their repertoire of strategies to teach reading
* For professionals who want to stay in the classroom.
* For professionals who want to be reading specialists and demonstrate best
practices to their colleagues.
* For people who want to disseminate information about the complex processes of
literacy to parents, children, professionals, administrators and policy makers.
Portfolio Gala is a time to share with new and veteran colleagues in the M.Ed
in Reading Program..
* A lending library of high interest books and magazines in our Reading Resource
* The opportunity to discuss your learning experiences with professors...a
faculty rich in experience
* Networking opportunities with peers from public and private schools (and
literacy sites for adults and special populations) throughout the region.
* Participation in exciting parent and collegial workshops.
* The opportunity to meet children/parents/guardians from all parts of the
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Dr. B.P. Laster
EDTL, Towson University
8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001
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