Xavier University offers a Master of Education in Reading that is designed to enhance the knowledge of classroom teachers about the reading process, based on current theory and knowledge from ongoing research. Graduates develop skills in recognizing reading disabilities and in designing classroom based instruction to improve reading skills among their students. Graduates also develop skills in coordinating reading programs within the school setting, working with teachers, administrators and other professionals to achieve optimal reading proficiency for students at all levels.
Faculty in the Department of Childhood Education & Literacy at Xavier University collaborate with faculty and staff in the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center to translate current discoveries about brain networks supporting reading in the developing brain into training for teachers about evidence based quantitative assessment of reading domain skills, interpretation of test results and reports from reading assessment, as well as implementation of recommendations for targeted interventions for children with reading disabilities. RLDC faculty are participating in an ongoing partnership with Xavier faculty in the practical training of teachers in the assessment and diagnosis of reading difficulties in children from age 6 to the 8th grade.