Reading Foundations teacher preparation program receives an "A"

AYoungstown State University earned an A for its reading foundations teacher preparation program in a recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

In the annual report, the NCTQ assessed nearly 700 of the nation’s colleges and universities on how well they taught future teachers the “science of reading”.

Every year, the NCTQ releases a report in which they grade nearly 700 of the nation's colleges and universities on their ability to prepare future teachers. One section analyzes how well these schools are preparing education majors to instruct kids using the "science of reading". Criteria used in grading includes the ability to teach college students the five components of science-based reading instruction which are: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

To receive its A, YSU had to teach all five core components while teaching less than three methods contrary to the science-based reading approach. YSU was one of only seven higher education institutions in Ohio to receive an A.

For more information regarding the study, visit the NCTQ’s website.