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Reading Specialist

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Program Highlights

The Reading Specialist Program is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and was characterized as an “exemplary program for teacher training.”

The Reading Specialist Program is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and was characterized as an “exemplary program for teacher training.”  That organization recognizes programs that “produce highly knowledgeable and skilled teachers of reading who…positively impact reading achievement for all students.”  The Program was found to meet IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (https://dyslexiaida.org/knowledge-and-practices/).

Thanks to the generosity of several donors, the Reading Specialist Program is able to offer financial support for course tuition from three scholarship funds

Thanks to the generosity of several donors, the Reading Specialist Program is able to offer financial support for course tuition from three scholarship funds: the Charlotte M. Hamill Scholarship, the James L. Neff Reading Specialist Scholarship, and the Sandra Segala Endowed Scholarship.

Additional information on a special opportunity

The Reading Specialist Program is pleased to consider strong applicants for a Charlotte M. Hamill Scholarship. Successful applicants will receive scholarship to cover full or partial tuition. The purpose of the scholarship is to support the preparation of reading specialists and teachers who are committed to helping struggling readers overcome their literacy difficulties. Applicants may have teaching certification or be switching careers in order to become reading specialists. Only full-time students are eligible and it is preferred that applicants interested in this award apply to the Reading Specialist Program by the college’s early application deadline. Applicants  should use the following link: http://www.apply.tc.edu. A personal statement will be required as part of the application. If you are interested in being considered for the Charlotte M. Hamill Scholarhip, please mention this in your personal statement and explain why you think you should receive this award.

 

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