graduate from a university with strict adherence to these reading professional standards. In fact, I'm there now working on my PhD!
Developed by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the International Reading Association, the Standards for Reading Professionals "set(s) forth the criteria for developing and evaluating preparation programs for reading professionals. The Standards describe what candidates for the reading profession should know and be able to do in professional settings."
Current reading teachers, students, prospective students and just about anyone with an interest in what reading professionals have to know might spend a few moments perusing the 92 page document. After reading the second draft, there's a survey that will help shape the finalized standards.
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