If you want to become a licensed teacher, you can earn a master’s degree with licensure. We recommend the Master of Arts in Teaching offered by Natilonal Louis University in partnership with National Teacher Education Center (NTEC).
The program is offered in a blended format, with both online instruction and face-to-face seminars offered at convenient locations near you. As part of this program, candidates will take the credits required to earn a Professional Educator License in Illinois. Learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching.
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Differentiated Reading Instruction
All teachers recognize the importance of matching literacy instruction to the ability level and needs of each child–but how can this crucial goal actually be accomplished? This is the first book to provide a research-based framework and flexible, highly practical strategies for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. Written by leading experts, the book presents:. * Effective techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. * A clear, easy-to-implement assessment system. * Step-by-step differentiation plans for K-3 classrooms. * Vivid classroom examples that illustrate differentiation in action. * Scheduling tips, problem-solving ideas, and helpful reproducibles.
Linking Reading Assessment to Instruction
This worktext applies current theory to classroom practice by providing, in each chapter, a brief explanation of major concepts followed by guided practical experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting reading assessment techniques.