READ 509 Practicum: ReadOregon
The practicum is carried out in schools and/or districts and consists of reading endorsement candidates working directly with students, other faculty, administrators, and the school community to fulfill various roles of the reading specialist. Among the roles to be demonstrated during the practicum are: (1) teaching reading; (2) literacy testing; (3) developing curriculum for various groups of readers including ELL, struggling, readers, average and/or gifted readers; (4) assessing and making recommendations for a school's reading program; and (5) developing literacy-focused professional development sessions for faculty, administrators, instructional assistances, and parents.
The practicum may not be taken until a candidate has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework in literacy. Typically, the practicum is the final capstone course of the reading endorsement course of study.