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, S. B., & Quatroche, D. J. (2011). How Are Colleges and Universities Preparing Reading Specialist Candidates for Leadership Positions in the Schools?. Reading Horizons, 51 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol51/iss2/4