Dr. Pamela Pittman
Assistant Professor of Reading Education
349 Education Building
The mission of the Fairmont State University School of Education, Health & Human Performance is to prepare reflective and responsive educators who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help all students learn.
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:
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.
Application forms can be found at
Once the Fairmont State Office of Admissions receives all of the required documents, your application file will be reviewed by the Department of Education.
|READ 6300: Foundations of Reading and Writing||3|
|READ 6310: Teaching Reading to Special and At-Risk Learners||3|
|READ 6315: Teaching Content Area Literacy||3|
|READ 6320: Psychological, Sociological and Linguistic Factors in Reading and Writing Ability||3|
|READ 6360: Literature and Response||3|
|READ 6370: Administration and Supervision of Reading/Writing Programs||3|
|READ 6330: Diagnosis and Correction of Reading and Writing Difficulties Practicum||3|
|READ 6340: Literacy Coaching and Professional Development Practicum II||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||24|
The M.Ed. degree may be added by completing the Certification requirements (above) and the following Graduate Core requirements:
|EDUC 6301: Research in Education||3|
|EDUC 6305: Advanced Educational Technology and Media||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||30|