This synthesis identified six main research-based components of effective teacher preparation programs designed to teach students how to read well. The components are: (1) content; (2) faculty and teaching; (3) apprenticeships, field experiences, and practica; (4) diversity; (5) candidate and program assessment; and (6) governance, resources, and vision. Each component is described and implications for program design are discussed.
Teaching Reading Well: A Synthesis of the International Reading Association’s Research on Teacher Preparation for Reading Instruction
CCRS Center Publication
International Reading Association