School Districts select candidates for Reading Recovery teacher training. Teachers in training participate in a weekly clinical course for an academic year which includes daily teaching of Reading Recovery children in a school, earning a total of 9 semester hours of graduate credit. The instructor for this course is a nationally registered Reading Recovery teacher leader.
Careful selection of appropriate teachers is critical to the effectiveness and success of Reading Recovery or Descubriendo la Lectura. Use of an interview and selection committee including the site coordinator and teacher leaders is strongly recommended to assure selection of the strongest candidates.
The adoption of Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura represents an investment in the development of teacher expertise to supply high-quality one-to-one tutoring, which will be dependent upon the quality and commitment of the teachers recruited and selected for the program. From 2008 RRCNA Standards and Guidelines for teacher selection.
For training site and information in your area contact a local teacher leader or site coordinator. See directory below for contact info for site near you.