This article reports on the results of 11 interviews conducted as a follow-up to a survey that examined the perceptions of university faculty regarding the importance of graduate programs preparing reading specialists for leadership roles. The results of the interviews indicate that programs require a leadership course that has reading specialist candidates actually working with classroom teachers in a school setting. These programs also require that reading specialist candidates provide professional development and develop skills in communication and collaboration. We suggest that the surveyed programs provide a model of what could be offered in master’s degree/certification programs for reading specialists.
Wepner, Shelley B. and Quatroche, Diana J.
"How Are Colleges and Universities Preparing Reading Specialist Candidates for Leadership Positions in the Schools?,"
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Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol51/iss2/4