Candidates in the Reading Leadership Program will do the following:

Reading and Language Arts Program

  • Develop skills and knowledge needed to teach comprehension and text analysis;
  • Plan and deliver reading instruction based on assessment;
  • Learn to align instructional interventions designed for early and intermediate reading levels with assessment results;
  • Acquire a professional perspective on various aspects of literacy learning through examination of research and research-based practice;
  • Apply theory and practice in field placements involving learners of varying skill levels;
  • Articulate the theoretical, research-based foundations for instructional decisions;
  • Demonstrate effective instructional practices, intervention models, and strategies in reading and language arts;
  • Demonstrate the ability to respect, understand, and teach students who are different from the candidate;
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate students’ needs, abilities, and achievement by using a variety of measures;
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge and experience with reading and language arts curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and
  • Gain knowledge and skills in research design and methodology that enable them to understand emerging findings in the field.
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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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