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Reading Recovery Teacher Training

Reading Recovery Teacher in Training with Child

A graduate-level training for Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders.

Lesley University is a University Training Center for Reading Recovery, a school-based intervention program for first-grade students who are struggling with reading and writing.

Literacy Intervention
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
Includes 8 graduate credits from Lesley University

Reading Recovery is a school-based professional development model and is available to educators who:

  • Currently work in elementary schools and can teach Reading Recovery for 2.5–3 hours per day, five days a week
  • Have access to an approved, regional Reading Recovery training site
  • Works in an affiliated school with administration that is committed to implementing Reading Recovery as its first-grade literacy intervention

Approved Reading Recovery Teacher Training Sites provide you:

As a Reading Recovery Teacher in-training, you will:

  • Participate in a weekly, graduate-level course taught by a registered Teacher Leader for a full academic year at an approved, district-level training site
  • Work with at least four Reading Recovery children daily and fulfill other district-prescribed roles
  • Observe your peers, and teach Reading Recovery lessons for your peers to observe
  • Gain experience describing teacher-student behaviors and developing moment-to-moment decision-making skills to inform your instruction 
  • Work with your school principal and other teachers to establish school teams to monitor the Reading Recovery implementation
  • Participate in ongoing Reading Recovery professional development led by your site’s Teacher Leader

At the conclusion of the year-long training, you will:

  • Receive eight graduate credits from Lesley University
  • Be a certified Reading Recovery Teacher

Reading Recovery works!