Reading Specialists

Discussion in 'General Education' started by linswin23, May 6, 2012.

  1. linswin23

    linswin23 Cohort

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    May 6, 2012

    Hi all,

    I'm currently a reading/language arts middle school teacher--I totally love it as my credential is single subject, English. I also love the middle school level. I also have a BA in English lit., but the more I am in the classroom the more getting an MA in English lit. does not appeal to me (which is a route I am considering, but have major doubts).

    I'm seriously considering going into a Reading Specialist credential/MA program, but want to hear about your experience being a Reading Specialist. If you would be willing to share, I'd be grateful!

    What is your daily routine? What are the expectations of your job? Are you in the classroom or at a district level? Do you like your job? What is your level of stress? Do you work much at home, or are you able to keep most of your work at school?

    Thanks so much :)
     
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  3. bobby

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    I received my Master's in Reading Education (undergrad in special ed.). I could qualify as a reading specialist if I took the PRAXIS for it....I just never took it.
    I decided to stay with special ed. for the time being. But it was very helpful to get my Master's in reading. It helps me with my kids with LD.
    I'm pretty sure that reading specialists work more with younger students.
     
  4. tracykaliski

    tracykaliski Connoisseur

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    May 7, 2012

    I am a certified teacher who went back and got my reading certification. I did take and pass the praxis as well as having it listed on my teaching license.

    I am still in the classroom and am an Orton Gillingham tutor as well (which is why I got the reading certification) but when I tutor kids all of my prep is on my own and I tutor after school.
     

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