PhD. - Reading; EdD. - Reading, M.A. - Reading; MEd. - Reading; M.S. - Reading;
The principal objectives of the department are to provide professional development in literacy for teachers and educators, with emphases on advanced graduate training in literacy at early, elementary, middle, and secondary/adult levels. The department also provides specialized study at the doctoral level in reading, with emphasis on the study and practice of research in selected areas of education from preschool through adult years. A major concern of all graduate programs is to develop leadership potential and skills for graduates of these programs, and to encourage effective teaching practice in all areas of public schools and at the college level. The department also offers services to teachers, schools, parents, and the community in the form of courses, programs of study, clinics, and expert consultation and advice on teaching and education.