Literacy is an extension of oral language, a gift from God that may be used for restorative purposes. It is for this reason and others that teaching someone to read and write is more than teaching a set of subskills. At Geneva College, we believe that it involves responding to the needs of the whole person through ongoing assessment and developmentally appropriate instruction. We believe that a teacher should build on students' strengths and use strategies that favor authentic contexts and tasks.
At Geneva College, Reading Specialist Candidates will have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge in the educational community in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler or Lawrence counties. Through two field experiences, each student will spend more than 100 hours working alongside professionals to better understand the role of a reading specialist in collaborating with other educators and serving the needs of students and their families.
For more information:
Adel Aiken Ed.D.
Marina S. Frazier, Graduate Enrollment Manager