Teacher Training

Reading Recovery Teacher Training (10 graduate credits)

Teachers who want to become a Reading Recovery teacher are employed at an elementary school affiliated with a Missouri Reading Recovery Regional Training Site. These teachers engage in the following activities:

  • Participate in a weekly graduate-level course taught by a registered Reading Recovery teacher leader for a full academic year at an approved Reading Recovery training site.
  • Teach at least four Reading Recovery children daily and fulfill other district-prescribed roles.
  • Teach for their peers during weekly class sessions, gaining experience observing and describing teacher-student behaviors and developing effective decision making skills to inform instruction.
  • Work with their school principal and other teachers to establish school teams to monitor the implementation of Reading Recovery in their schools.
  • Continue to teach a minimum of four children daily following their initial year of training in Reading Recovery and participate at their Reading Recovery Site in ongoing professional development activities including observation and discussion of teaching sessions.
For more information about becoming a Reading Recovery teacher, visit the website of the Reading Recovery Council of North America.

Literacy Lessons Teacher Training (8 graduate credits)

Teachers who want to become a Literacy Lessons intervention specialist are special education teachers or teachers of English language learners. These teachers are employed at an elementary school affiliated with a Missouri Reading Recovery Regional Training Site. These teachers engage in the following activities:

  • Participate in a weekly graduate-level course taught by a registered Reading Recovery teacher leader for a full academic year at an approved Reading Recovery training site.
  • Teach at least two Reading Recovery children daily (a minimum of 4 children in one year) and fulfill other district-prescribed roles.
  • Teach for their peers during weekly class sessions, gaining experience observing and describing teacher-student behaviors and developing effective instructional decision making skills.
  • Work with their school principal and other teachers to establish school teams to monitor the implementation of Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons in their schools.
  • Learn to apply their new knowledge to their work with identified special education students in their schools.

Literacy Lessons teachers may elect to become Reading Recovery teachers by taking two graduate credits in Reading Recovery training with a trained Reading Recovery teacher leader in the fall semester following the completion of their Literacy Lessons training. For more information about Literacy Lessons Training Requirements for Teachers of Special Education and English Language Learners see  Literacy Lessons for Special Education and ELL Teachers.

Contact

573.651.2400
cgordinier@semo.edu
Scully 304C
Reading Recovery Program
One University Plaza, MS 5540
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701