Designed for teachers of intermediate or early adolescent students.  Emphasis will be placed on a developmental approach to teaching reading which uses a balanced approach to meeting the needs of the students.  Strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary and word study, and comprehension will be studied to enable learners to become independent and competent readers.  The reading/writing connection will be expanded upon.  Assessment and evaluation will be taught as a means to inform instruction.  Includes a 20 hour embedded field experience.