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  • ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
    Literacy is every teacher’s responsibility, and Colonial IU 20 has partnered with Wilkes University to offer a comprehensive program that addresses the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for effective literacy instruction and program planning with the 21st century reading specialist in mind. The courses and field experiences have been designed to ensure that students in the program are prepared for the challenges they will face as contemporary reading specialists and literacy leaders.
      
  • TEACHER OUTCOMES
     
    • Design a curriculum that will meet the needs of diverse learners, particularly those who experience difficulty with literacy
    • Lead professional learning experiences to aid teachers in the district
    • Integrate a variety of digital and print materials that will engage and motivate learners of all skill levels
     
    COURSES
    • LIT 501: Foundations of Literacy Acquisition and Development (Reading and Writing)
    • LIT 502: Advanced Linguistics: Language Foundations for Teachers of Reading, Writing, and Spelling
    • LIT 503: Applying Brain Research to Literacy Development and Instruction
    • LIT 504: Best Practices in the Assessment and Remediation of Struggling Readers and Writers- Part I (10 hours of field experience)
    • LIT 505: Best Practices in the Assessment and Remediation of Struggling Readers and Writers-Part II (10 hours of field experience)
    • LIT 506: Literacy Development and Literature for Adolescents (10 hours of field experience)
    • LIT 507: Introduction to the World of Literature for Children and Adolescents
    • LIT 508: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas
    • LIT 509: Best Practices in Contemporary Literacy Leadership
    • LIT 510: Literacy Education Practicum (100 hours)
  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
    • Convenient online learning
    • Embedded field hours that can be applied in the classroom
    • PDE Reading Specialist Certification
     
  • TUITION
    • $490 per credit (Spring 2018 rate, subject to change).  
    • The CIU 20 / Wilkes program is among the most affordable providers in Pennsylvania, and is priced less than state schools.
     
     
  • CIU 20 EXCLUSIVE INCENTIVE 
    • Application fee and online course fees are waived
    • Locked in tuition rate until December 2020
     
     
    MORE INFO AND TO ENROLL
     
    Stephanie Agentis
    sagentis@ciu20.org, 610-515-6424
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