2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC) is dedicated to providing high quality professional development to administrators, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, and other literacy teachers and specialists. We support improvement in literacy outcomes for students PreK-8 with a variety of hybrid and face to face  professional development opportunities such as literacy institutes and conferences, on-site offerings for schools and districts, and graduate courses in specific aspects of literacy teaching, coaching and teacher leadership. 

The CRRLC has four certificate programs in a hybrid format. Reading Recovery is a reading intervention designed to help first graders who find literacy learning difficult achieve average grade-level proficiency in 12 to 20 weeks. The CRRLC provides hybrid training to teacher leaders who can train Reading Recovery teachers to provide the intervention in their districts. 

Literacy Collaborative, a whole-school literacy model, is a comprehensive, standards-based approach to teaching that brings together teachers, teacher leaders, literacy coaches, school leadership teams, and school and district administrators to support the district's literacy vision. Districts make a long-term commitment to implement and sustain the model by supporting two years of initial hybrid coursework, followed by annual ongoing professional development and a variety of supports for the school leader and the school team across the years. 

The Graduate Certificate in Developing Literacy Expertise Through Responsive Classroom Teaching (K-8) is an 18-credit online certificate program, distinguished by its systematic focus on building an integrated approach to literacy across all of the important elements of instructional practice. A prominent feature of the program is its application of Clay's complex theory of literacy learning and its use of The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8: A Guide to Teaching developed by Fountas and Pinnell. The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching and Teacher Leadership is a 12- credit online certificate program designed to build the professional capacity of school leaders, instructional specialists, teacher leaders and coaches.It features coursework on shared leadership, collaborative professionalism, working with adults, providing professional development in a culture of teacher growth, and various models of high impact coaching.