The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers graduate courses in literacy which apply to Georgia’s Coaching Endorsement. These courses focus on four areas (a) understanding literacy - the reading and writing process, (b) linking assessment and instruction, (c) using instructional strategies in specific content areas and (d) professional development, supervision and systematic change.
The Coaching Endorsement - Literacy presupposes certification at least at the Master’s level. Successful completion of application sequences (Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Strand) qualifies a person for the master’s, or specialist level endorsement, depending on the current level of certification. This endorsement qualifies an individual to be considered ‘in field’ as a coach at the level of the base certificate. Teachers pursuing the coaching endorsement are enrolled as non-degree students in specific programs for certification in either the concentration for Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders or the concentration for Literacy Coach Certificate.
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Concentration
Understanding Literacy - Reading and Writing Process/Linking Assessment and Instruction