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Reading Specialist
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Welcome to the brand new site for the Reading Specialist Program!

The Reading Specialist Program is a dual certification program - successful completion leads to eligibility for State certification as a Teacher of Literacy, Birth-6, and 5-12.  The Program prepares students for literacy assessment and intervention with  individuals and small groups. The preparation includes supervised work as a student clinician in a reading clinic at Teachers College.  Students learn to diagnose dyslexia and formulate comprehensive instructional plans for children, adolescents and adults who have reading and writing difficulties. The program emphasizes balanced literacy - instruction that closely integrates rigorous phonics, high quality literature and expressive writing. Evidence-based techniques for assessment and instruction are taught, drawing on cutting-edge research from cognitive psychology and education.

Please explore the site and contact us with any questions