Add-on Licensure in Reading
The mission of the Literacy Education Program is to prepare teacher leaders who advocate for and seek to integrate theory, research, and practice; engage in reflection, research, and professional collaborations; and offer culturally relevant, learner-centered opportunities for every student to develop the literacy skills needed in the 21st century.
Successful completion of this program culminates in a license, not a degree.
K-12 Reading Specialist, K-12 Classroom Teacher, Literacy Coach, Curriculum Facilitator, District Coordinator for Language Arts
This program is designed for professionals who have already completed a master’s program in education or who are currently enrolled in a master’s program and would like additional licensure as a reading specialist in grades K-12.
The primary goal of the program is to prepare initially licensed teachers for “M” licensure as a K-12 Reading Specialist. Not only are teachers prepared to implement innovative research-based teaching strategies in their own classroom settings, but they are also expected to promote those practices among colleagues, administrators, and the community as a teacher leader. Other careers may include working as a literacy coach, curriculum facilitator, or district coordinator for Language Arts.
Research interests include socio-cultural and critical context of literacy teaching; integrating technology and literacy instruction; and culturally-sustaining literacy pedagogy.
Program of Study
Total hours: 18
- TED 614 Word Study
- TED 616 Literacy Development and Instruction Across the Grades
- TED 617a Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instruction
- TED 617b Advanced Practicum in Literacy Assessment, Instruction, and Leadership
- TED 619 Trends and Issues in Literacy Education
- TED 635 Reading in the Secondary School and Content Areas
- TED 640 Writing Instruction Across the Grades or ENG 522 Teaching Composition: Theories and Applications
- TED 645 Critical Issues in English Language Arts
- TED 695 Youth Literacies
- ENG 590 Literacy, Learning, and Fieldwork
- ENG 602: Electronic Research, Writing, and Editing
- ENG 697 Composing Theories in Reading and Writing
Minimum Program Requirements
- Apply to the UNC Greensboro Graduate School and be accepted to the Reading Add-on Licensure Program
- A Master’s degree in Education or a related field Initial or “A” license for teaching
- Two years of teaching experience
The following tenets are central to our vision of teaching and research:
- We hold teachers in the highest esteem and believe they are central to the process of teaching and learning.
- We promote teachers’ identities as leaders, advocates, and innovators in their school communities.
- We work from a strengths-based perspective as a way of promoting teacher and student success.
- We celebrate the diversity of our community and promote a multilingual and multicultural approach to our teaching.
- We think it is important for teachers to have opportunities to collaborate with faculty through research and professional development.
The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.
As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the K-12 Reading Education program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this data.