May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Reading Specialist PDE Certification


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The Reading Specialist Certification is designed for educators holding a Pennsylvania Department of education (PDE) Instructional I or Instructional II certification seeking to gain certification in Reading.  The program is based on the science of Rearing utilizing a multi-sensory structured literacy framework.

The Reading Specialist Program strives to prepare practitioners to be diagnostic and prescriptive through data-driven instruction and targeted intervention based upon the pedagogy and methodology of Orton-Gillingham in order to meet the diverse needs of today’s learners.

Educators seeking a Delaware Valley University/PDE reading specialist certificate are required to complete seven courses (24 credits) The curriculum equips educators to be instructional leaders in literacy to establish research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment within our schools and to promote policies and effective practices that foster parent, community, and school partnerships that result in systemic and sustainable change in reading and writing.

 

Students who wish to pursue a full Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning may do so by completing three additional courses:

GE-6035  Teaching and Supervising Diverse Student Populations (3 credits)

GE-6080  Foundations of Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 credits)

GE-6092  Problem-based Learning Design for 21st Century Learners (3 credits)

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