Teacher Leader Preparation
Reading Recovery uses a two-tier level of curriculum for its professional development training. OSU Reading Recovery trainers provide initial training and continuing professional development to coaches who are called teacher leaders. Teacher leaders work at a sponsoring site or district and provide initial training and continuing professional development to Reading Recovery teachers.
Applications for Teacher Leader Preparation at The Ohio State University
A candidate for teacher leader preparation must be sponsored by a district or consortium of districts that is interested in establishing a licensed teacher training site affiliated with The Ohio State University Reading Recovery project. Established teacher training sites may also sponsor additional teacher leaders, as needed.
An applicant for teacher leader preparation must hold a master’s degree. Teachers preparing to be teacher leaders enroll in 15 graduate semester hours at Ohio State University over the course of an academic year. These courses develop teaching and coaching skills, examine literacy theory, and focus on implementing an educational innovation.