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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading, Department of

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Active Department Chair

Erica Bowers

Department Office/Website

College Park 570


Kathryn Bartle Angus, Erica Bowers, JoAnn Carter-Wells, JoAnne Greenbaum, Julian Jefferies, Catherine Maderazo, Rosario Ordonez-Jasis, Ula Manzo, Donna Padgett


The Reading Department offers state and nationally accredited graduate programs in Reading Education. Coursework and field experiences equip candidates to make informed decisions in a variety of leadership roles. Based on the professional dispositions targeted by the College of Education, the graduate programs are designed to prepare professionals who promote diversity, engage in collaborative endeavors, think critically, maintain professional and ethical standards, and value lifelong learning. The department also offers undergraduate courses, preparing students to make informed choices of the techniques, materials, strategies and approaches most appropriate for their academic, professional and personal needs.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students
pursuing graduate programs in reading:

Knowledgeable and competent specialists

  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in subject matter knowledge or field of study
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and implementation of pedagogical skills or skills in chosen field
  • Use technology as a resource

Reflective and responsive practitioners

  • Promote diversity
  • Make informed decisions
  • Engage in collaborative endeavors
  • Think critically

Committed and caring professionals

  • Be agents for change
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards
  • Become lifelong learners

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of ScienceNon-DegreeCertificate



      Courses are designated as READ in the class schedule.

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