Reading Endorsement Program

The Reading Endorsement Program for Franciscan University of Steubenville graduate students provides a strong theoretical background in reading along with instructional methods and materials necessary to apply theoretical principles. The program realizes and emphasizes the interrelatedness of the language arts in theory, practical application, and diagnostic procedures.

The graduate student will be given the opportunity to organize, manage, and evaluate the reading- language processes through the clinical and field-based components of the program. The culminating course, Practicum in Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties, provides a closely supervised experience in which the graduate student studies and uses informal and formal diagnostic techniques. The students implement an entire clinical reading experience for young children, assessing and evaluating to implement appropriate instruction for all students.

The Reading Endorsement Program seeks to develop individuals who possess leadership qualities and abilities through an integrated program of advanced study. The course work reflects the abilities, qualities, and skills that are indicative of effective leaders in reading as well as all areas of education.