Prerequisites: EDUC 515 (or equivalent), 517, 518, 519 and 520. (First semester/3 credits)
This course examines effective school-wide literacy programs and the role the reading specialist/literacy coach plays in those programs. The course addresses change theory, working with the adult learner, time management and organization associated with professional development and the role of a reading specialist/literacy coach. Students will use district and/ or building level assessments and observation to evaluate and develop an improvement plan for the school wide literacy program.