Reading Specialist


This area of emphasis is designed for educators or others wishing to expand upon their knowledge of literacy with a special emphasis on multi-sensory based instructional practices. Coursework includes early and emergent literacy, word structure knowledge, delivery of reading assessments with resulting targeted interventions, advanced literacy instruction in comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary acquisition, developmental writing, and spelling.

0031-300x229Common Core Courses (15 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC 502 Writing & Research
  • EDUC 503 Technology Applications
  • EDUC 512 Assessment & Evaluation
  • EDUC 5xx Leadership
  • EDUC 581 Capstone (16 weeks)

Area of Emphasis (15 Credit Hours)

  • TBA

Click to see the complete Graduate Course Descriptions (page 213 – 218).

Click to download the complete Planning Check Sheet (will be available soon).

Each of the classes are 3 credit-hours. They will meet as face to face and on-line to equal fifteen (15) sessions during an eight week time period during a regular semester or a six week time period during a summer session. When the courses meet face to face they will be conducted at the West Liberty Highlands Center in Wheeling, WV.

Complete the Degree Plan at the completion of 18 hours. This plan needs to be given to your Graduate Advisor for signature and then submitted to the Director of Graduate Education. You will receive a signed copy in return to confirm the acceptance of your courses and remaining program requirements. Official transcripts are required to be to be sent to WLU’s registrar before any transfer credits can be added to your West Liberty University transcript. Click to download Degree Plan form.

For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Theresa Kowcheck
Instructor of Reading
West Liberty University Highlands Center
355 Wharton Circle – Suite 200
Triadelphia, WV  26059
304-217-2800