Learning language is an innate ability, but learning to read is not. Students who struggle with reading get further and further behind their classmates because remediation takes dedicated time that many teachers don’t have.
The reading specialist endorsement from Concordia University, Nebraska reaches every subject area because all areas involve reading. If you believe in the importance of literacy and that there is never a “one size fits all” approach to addressing the literacy needs of students, then this endorsement is a perfect fit for you.
Reading specialist courses are designed to include assignments with practical applications and strategies that you can take directly into your classroom. Whether or not you want to become a reading specialist, this endorsement can help any teacher better serve their students’ needs.
Learn in-depth knowledge of the psychological, sociological and linguistic theoretical base of literacy education.
Employ an understanding and respect for the cultural linguistic, ethnic and academic diversity of literacy learners.
Understand formal and informal assessment methods that involve learner progress, diagnostic teaching, case studies and communication of the findings.
Build professional partnerships by actively participating in reading, reflection, interaction and presentation with other professionals and literacy organizations.
The next start date for Reading Specialist Endorsement is Thursday, Jan 1.
Reading Specialist Endorsement
Whether you're most comfortable studying with a group of peers in class, at your own pace from the comforts of your home, or a mix of both, we offer you the choice between on-campus, online or hybrid course options.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.