GED 688D - Reading Specialist Practicum
The Reading Specialist Practicum allows for the student to demonstrate the Standards for the Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Endorsement under the supervision of a college supervisor. Briefly, the Practicum requires students to identify professional goals related to the teaching of reading and language arts, develop three in-depth case studies based on children or adolescents who struggle with reading/literacy, and address the Knowledge and Performance Standards in a successful way. The practicum may take place in the graduate student’s own classroom, provided that sufficient time can be given to the extra demands of the demonstration of the Standards found in Code 5440-76. It is estimated that this practicum requires approximately 150 hours to successfully complete.
Students are eligible for the practicum after successfully completing 18 credits in literacy (15 credits if matriculated before 7/2007) with a “B” or better and with their advisor’s approval. Three years of prior teaching experience are required as is the successful passing of Praxis II-Reading Specialist. Students must notify the Coordinator of the M.Ed. Reading Program, Kristin Gehsmann, of their intention to take this practicum by October 15th for the spring practicum and by February 15th for the fall semester.
Credits: 3 cr.