Careers: PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate

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Master of Education: PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Career Opportunities

Earning a Master of Education with the PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. A reading specialist’s primary duty is to work one-on-one or in small group settings with students who are having difficulty reading at their grade level.  They are frequently found working in grades K-6 but may also work with older students and adults. Reading specialists share responsibility with teachers for assessing students’ reading abilities, identifying deficiencies, and creating reading intervention plans and strategies for students selected for additional reading instruction.

The demand for teachers is constant and employment growth is high. With an ever-increasing need to support literacy from pre-school to adult, some of the opportunities for Master’s graduates with the PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Certificate include:

  • Literacy/Reading Coach
  • Reading Intervention Teacher/Specialist
  • Reading Instructor/Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Literacy and Assessment Curriculum Specialist
  • Reading and Writing Center Coordinator

Applicants may:

  • Utilize reading coursework for continuing education requirements for teaching certification or licensure
  • Gain experience in graduate-level coursework around reading and writing assessment and instruction
  • Learn new evidence-based practices in reading and writing assessment and instruction
  • In combination with a teaching license, maximize career prospects as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach or Literacy Curriculum Coordinator

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