ERIC Number: ED103837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reading Certification: The Elementary Teacher, English Teacher, and Reading Specialist.
Rafferty, Phillip T.
The study reported in this document reviewed and analyzed data from individual state departments of education concerning reading requirements for elementary teachers, English teachers who teach reading on the secondary level, and reading specialists. A four-question letter used to gather data was answered by 47 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. It was found that 14 state departments do not have reading requirements for elementary certification, while 30 states indicated requirements, including semester hours, course work, teacher education institution guidelines, or competency based programs; 30 states do not have reading requirements for English teachers; and 9 states do not have certification requirements for reading specialists, while 39 states require fulfillment of specific standards for reading specialist certification. This document includes tables of findings, a selected bibliography, and copies of letters sent to the state departments of education. (JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. S. in Education Thesis, Southern Illinois University; Study conducted as a special project on behalf of the Illinois Reading Council, National Council of Teachers of English Commission on Reading and ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading & Communication Skills