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The program for training in Reading Recovery prepares teachers to observe, assess, and address reading problems in children in the first grade, using assessment, observation, and early intervention/prevention and teaching procedures developed by Dr. Marie Clay. Two levels of training are offered: teacher training and teacher leader training.
The Georgia State University Reading Recovery Program meets the requirements established by Professor Marie M. Clay, the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Education, and the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA). It has been granted a royalty free license to use the name “Reading Recovery” in conjunction with the program.
This program is a fixed sequence with enrollment fall through spring term. Admission to the program occurs once a year, and a school district and/or consortia must submit a site application and supporting materials. (Call 404-413-8024 for materials required for such applications.) The program begins in the summer with the Observation Survey Institute.
Students selected for training in Reading Recovery must apply for admission to an appropriate level of graduate study (e.g., non-degree, M.Ed., Ed.S., graduate transient) in the College of Education and Human Development and must meet published criteria for admission.
A student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in Reading Recovery courses to become a registered Reading Recovery teacher or teacher leader. Completion of Reading Recovery Teacher Training or Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training qualifies the completer for the Georgia Teacher Certification Reading Endorsement.