Skip Navigation
Title:  Who Teaches Reading in Public Elementary Schools?
Description: This Issue Brief describes the qualifications of public school elementary-level reading teachers relative to general elementary teachers, in terms of their educational attainment, their educational preparation and certification in reading, and their educational preparation and certification in elementary education. Data are drawn from the 19992000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). In 19992000, 36 percent of public school reading specialists reported an undergraduate or graduate level major in reading, 81 percent reported a state certification in reading, and 32 percent reported both a major and certification in reading. Among general elementary education teachers, 5 percent reported a major in reading, 3 percent reported certification in reading, and 2 percent reported both a major and certification in reading.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: August 2004
Web Release: August 16, 2004
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2004034
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors:
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Keywords:
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Rebecca Bielamowicz.