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Houston, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
$20.00 - $27.00/hr

Reading Instructor/Specialist

About this job


1. Bachelor’s degree or Certfied Teacher.

2. Current enrollment in a program leading to certification in reading. The 
expectation is that the applicant will complete the program.

3. Three years of teaching experience.

4. Experience with elementary programs.



1. Master’s degree in reading.

2. Experience with integrated curriculum.

3. Experience in providing staff development for adults.

4. Experience in a like position.


Teaching all children to read requires that every child receive excellent reading instruction and that children who are struggling with reading receive additional instruction from professionals specifically prepared to teach them. Teaching all children to read also requires reading specialists in every school because the range of student achievement in classrooms, with the inclusion of children who have various physical, emotional, and educational needs, requires different educational models from those of the past.

In order to provide these services, schools must have reading specialists who can provide expert instruction, assessment, and leadership for the reading program. Reading specialists are professionals with advanced preparation and experience in reading who have responsibility for the literacy performance of readers in general and struggling readers in particular. This includes early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, and adult learners. Learners can be in public, private, and commercial schools, or in reading resource centers or clinics.


The reading specialist supports, supplements and extends classroom teaching, and works collaboratively to implement a quality reading program that is research-based and meets the needs of students.


Can help reduce illiteracy among children and adults
Can work at many locations (public and private schools, clinics, tutoring centers, prisons)
May work with many different educational levels (elementary, middle and high school, as well as adult learning)*



The reading specialist has specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating the literacy program in general, and in designing instruction for individual students. He or she can assess the reading strengths and needs of students and provide that information to classroom teachers, parents, and specialized personnel such as psychologists, special educators, or speech teachers, in order to provide an effective reading program.


The reading specialist provides leadership as a resource to other educators, parents and the community.

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