Masters of Reading Field Survey

1. Does your school or district have positions for reading/literacy specialists or coaches? If so, are they expected to have a Masters in Reading or a Reading Specialist Certification? If not, what is the background of those responsible for providing support for teachers around reading/literacy instruction?


2. If your school or district has reading/literacy coaches, what are their responsibilities?


3. Does your school or district recognize the value of a teacher receiving a Masters of Reading? If so, in which ways?






4. Would your school or district be interested in teachers who had a dual degree in Literacy and Teaching Students with Disabilities? Do you think that such a dual degree would make a candidate more likely to be hired? If yes, why? If no, why not?


5. Would your school or district be interested in teachers who had a dual degree in Literacy and Bilingual Education? Do you think that such a dual degree would make a candidate more likely to be hired? If yes, why? If no, why not?


6. We're interested in identifying areas where you feel additional programs of study would be of direct benefit to your school or district. Which of the following do you think would be of value for teachers to pursue at the Masters level?






7. Which of the following do you think would be of value for teachers to pursue as a certificate of expertise (rather than as a Masters)? This would involve taking 4 or 5 courses in order to receive a certificate issued by the university.






8. Which of the following do you think would be of value for teachers to pursue as a specialization within a Masters of Reading (rather than as a separate Masters)?






9. What kinds of coursework delivery do you think would appeal to teachers in your district who are considering a Masters?






10. Are there literacy-related gaps in teacher training or mentoring that you believe Montclair State can respond to via offering professional development opportunities? Please select all that apply.










11. What professional development formats do you think teachers and others would be interested in?








12. This survey is anonymous, but if you are willing could you let us know what district and what position you hold? Thank you.