Reading difficulties at the upper elementary and secondary grades may be beyond what traditional content area teachers are able to address. A specialized certification/endorsement may provide a teacher with the tools to diagnose and respond to an adolescent learner's specific literacy needs.
Why does it matter?
|State offers specialized certification/endorsement in adolescent literacy for content area teachers|
|District of Columbia|
|Florida||Yes, while the reading endorsement covers grades K-12 it is specifically targeted at the needs of teachers serving middle and high school students in need of intervention. In addition, Content Area Reading Professional Development (CAR-PD) is targeted at improving the literacy instruction - specifically vocabulary and comprehension - of middle and high school content area teachers.|