The following five standards are those set for both a classroom reading teacher and a reading specialist/ literacy coach, as supported by the International Reading Association:
1. Candidates have knowledge of the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
2. Candidates use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
3. Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
4. Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
5. Candidates view professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.
Dr. Janet Finke, Department Chair, has announced that the Special Education Major will continue. "ThCWU’s Global Literacy Development Program Useful To Many Careers
February 28, 2013 ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington University's Department of Language, LiteELL Endorsement Program Goes Online!
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