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K-State Today

October 4, 2012

College of Education reading specialist program wins award

Submitted by Patrice Scott

The College of Education’s reading specialist program recently won the University Professional Continuing Education central region’s Innovative Program Award for credit programs.

Debbie Mercer, dean of the college, accepted the award on Sept. 25 at the organization’s conference in Kansas City.

“Dr. Lotta Larson and Dr. Laurie Curtis are dedicated to high quality literacy instruction for our graduate students in the reading specialist program,” Mercer said.” I am proud of the positive impact this program is making in classrooms across our state and nation.”

Accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the K-State reading specialist program is designed for candidates who complete the program in addition to or as part of a master’s program. This program helps prepare candidates for a licensure endorsement in the reading specialist area from the state department of education.

For more information about the K-State reading specialist program, please visit www.dce.k-state.edu/education/reading/.