The Department of Literacy Education prepares literacy specialists for careers in teaching, coaching, training, coordinating instructional programs, diagnosing and treating literacy problems, and developing curriculum. Literacy specialists may work one-on-one, in small groups, or with whole classes. They also focus on all aspects of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.
Candidates preparing to become literacy specialists study the components of the reading and writing processes and how children and adults develop literacy. Candidates learn diagnostic techniques and strategies that address the many different types of literacy problems struggling readers and writers may have. They learn strategies for working with all students, including special needs students and English language learners.
The Department of Literacy Education offers an undergraduate minor program as well as a reading specialist graduate program:
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Professional Studies Building, Room 345
Mary McGriff, Chair
Spring 2017 office hours: Mon. 11am-12pm, Wed. 7-8pm, Thu. 12-4:30pm (and by appt.)
Debra Welch, Administrative Assistant
Spring 2017 office hours: Mon. 11am-4pm, Wed. 11am-4pm
Spring 2017 office hours: Mon. 11am-2pm, Tue. & Thu. 12:45-2pm