Notice: The MA in Developmental Reading program is currently not admitting new students.
Our MA program prepares teachers as a Reading Specialist K-12 (Iowa Endorsement 176). The courses develop skills, knowledge and competencies needed for supervisory, curricular, and remedial teaching positions in reading, and also builds background for students who want to specialize in the area and eventually teach and/or conduct research at a college/university.
Successful completion of the Developmental Reading MA program, combined with one year of successful teaching experience that includes the teaching of reading as a significant part of the responsibility, qualifies students for licensure as a Reading Specialist K-12, Iowa Endorsement 176. Students who have completed the program continue as classroom teachers but also assume positions as curriculum directors, instructional coaches, or other positions.
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