13A.12.03.05

.05 Reading Specialist.

The requirements for certification as a reading specialist are that the applicant shall:

A. Meet the requirements for certification in early childhood education, elementary education, or a secondary education area;

B. Have a master's degree or equivalent of post-baccalaureate graduate credit from an IHE in reading and related areas to include:

(1) 12 semester hours of reading course work with at least one course in each of the following areas:

(a) Foundation or survey course,

(b) Diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties,

(c) Clinical or laboratory practicum;

(2) At least one course in each of the following areas:

(a) Measurement or evaluation, or both,

(b) Personality or mental hygiene, or both,

(c) Education psychology or human development education, or both;

(3) The remaining semester hours in reading or related areas, such as speech, phonetics, special education, and human development education;

C. Have 3 years of successful teaching or clinical experience, or both.