Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


This option is designed to meet the competency requirements for Washington State and denominational endorsements as a reading specialist.  Additional state requirements are:  take the secondary methods course, pass the WEST-E, and complete a PPA.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification, a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree, and a current course in reading methods (taken within the past six years).

Specialization Requirements:

Basic Courses16
 EDUC 501          Statistics in Research                                          3
 EDUC 502         Statistics Lab  1
EDUC 522         Philosophy and Education3
EDUC 561         Methods of Research3
EDUC 562         Methods of Qualitative Research2
EDUC 598         Graduate Seminar1
       PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
Literacy Instruction Core21
EDUC 475         Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas3
EDUC 521         Principles of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms3
 EDUC 535         Reading Diagnosis and Remediation3
EDUC 546         Reading and Writing Assessment 3
ENGL 574         Literature for Children3
ENGL 575         Literature for Young Adults3
ENGL 576         Multi-Cultural Literature for Children and Young   Adults4
PSYC 531         Psychology of Reading3
WRIT 589         Writing Theory3
Approved Electives0-4
      Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
Professional Project or Thesis                         4-8        
      EDUC 581         Professional Project                                                                      4
 EDUC 590         Thesis9
Total                            45
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