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 UNCG 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.