Transition to a career as a Reading Specialist and elevate your teaching skills
The Reading Specialist Program at Fairmont State University provides an opportunity for currently licensed teachers to earn the credits required for the Reading Specialist Certification in an online program. The program offers the following two tracks for candidates:
Masters of Education - Reading Specialist degree
A 30-credit hour online degree program that includes a Reading Specialist licensure endorsement.
Reading Specialist Certification (licensure endorsement only)
A 24-credit hour online program for licensed teachers who currently hold a Masters degree and would like to add a Reading Specialist endorsement.
The Reading Specialist Certification program prepares candidates to serve as Pre-K to Adult reading specialists who offer literacy leadership and work with other educators to evaluate students' reading abilities, plan assessments, and provide appropriate reading and writing instruction and support for struggling readers. Program graduates have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve their schools and communities as resource persons and plan collaboratively and cooperatively with other professionals to offer programs for diverse populations of learners. Graduates of the Reading Specialist program are also prepared to provide leadership as they advocate for children and families, and provide professional development opportunities at local and state levels.