|Reading Endorsement Overview|
The Northwest Georgia RESA Reading Endorsement program is built upon current research and research-based practices that enable teachers to engage students in the dynamic, interactive process of constructing meaning from text. The program is structured to provide candidates with a solid understanding of the theory and practice of quality Reading instruction. Three fifty-hour courses in the field of Reading comprise the Northwest Georgia RESA Reading and literacy endorsement program: Emergent Literacy, Identifying and Correcting Reading Difficulties, and Problems in Teaching Reading: Methods and Materials. These three courses provide the candidate with a solid understanding of the nature of the reading process, the reading program, and correcting reading difficulties. Candidates learn how to evaluate school needs, organize reading instruction, and provide effective staff development in reading.
The Northwest Georgia RESA Reading Endorsement Program has embedded field experiences through the individual tutoring and case study in course two, and through the classroom practicum in course three. The Institute experience provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in identifying and correcting reading difficulties and to plan appropriate reading instruction to meet identified needs of students.
Candidates must meet the following criteria: