RDLT-59800 Practicum for the Reading Specialist

This practicum includes supervised field experience (clinical) in a reading setting at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The practicum setting will be individualized to allow the candidate to provide instruction to students who struggle with reading and technical assistance to teachers at a level that expands the candidate’s current teaching experience. The practicum will emphasize the use of instructional approaches that are supported by research; evidence-based practices for creating routines, configurations and environments to support literacy learning; and collaborative work with professionals in the setting. A minimum of 50 clinical hours is required in the setting.