The Department of Early Childhood Education offers graduate courses in literacy which apply to Georgia’s Reading Endorsement for classroom teachers. These courses focus on three areas (a) understanding readers and the reading process, (b) linking assessment and instruction, and (c) using instructional strategies in specific content areas.
The Reading Endorsement Program presupposes certification at least at the bachelor’s level. Successful completion of application sequences (Reading Recovery Teacher Strand or Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Strand) qualifies a person for the bachelor’s, master’s, or specialist level endorsement, depending on the current level of certification. This endorsement qualifies an individual to be considered ‘in field’ in reading at the level of the base certificate. Teachers pursuing the reading endorsement are enrolled as nondegree students in specific programs for certification as Reading Recovery Teachers or Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders.
Understanding Readers and the Reading Process/Linking Assessment and Instruction
ECE 7360 Reading Recovery Clinical for Teachers I (3)
ECE 8300 Reading Recovery Theory I (3)
ECE 8360 Reading Recovery Clinical for Leaders I (3)
Understanding Readers and the Reading Process
ECE 7370 Reading Recovery Clinical for Teachers II (3)
ECE 8310 Reading Recovery Theory II (3)
ECE 8320 Reading Recovery Theory III (3)
ECE 8370 Reading Recovery Clinical for Leaders II (3)
Using Instructional Strategies in Specific Content Areas
ECE 7380 Reading Recovery Clinical for Teachers III (3)
ECE 8380 Reading Recovery Clinical for Leaders III (3)