ERIC Number: ED026215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
State Patterns in Wisconsin for Improving Reading Instruction Through the Certification of Reading Teachers, Specialists, and Supervisors.
Schoeller, Arthur W.
Wisconsin's 1968 certification proposal for reading teachers, specialists, and supervisors is described in detail. A three-step sequence of advanced course work and direct experience in the field are proposed to prepare qualified personnel for the state schools. The proposal includes (1) recommendations for changing and improving the present requirements for the certification of remedial reading teachers, (2) special certification requirements for new teachers (a three-credit-hour course in reading is required), (3) requirements for certification as a reading teacher III--a full-time reading teacher (3 years' teaching experience and an M.A. or its equivalent in advanced courses are required), (4) requirements for certification as a reading specialist II--a reading consultant or diagnostician (the same preparation as reading teacher III plus a sixth year of specified graduate study are required), and (5) requirements for certification as a supervisory reading specialist I--supervisor (the same preparation as a reading specialist II plus a seventh year leading to a Ph.D. or its equivalent are required). This proposal is in accord with the recommendations of the International Reading Association's (IRA) Professional Standards Committee and, if accepted, will place Wisconsin's certification at a higher level than the IRA requirements. (BS)
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Identifiers: Wisconsin State Reading Association
Note: Paper presented at International Reading Asspcoatopm conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.