Teacher Education (TE)
Literacy Education

Kristine Still
Assistant Professor Kristine Still Ph.D

The specialization in literacy development and instruction meets the needs of teachers, clinicians, and others who provide literacy-related services to children or adults. The program also is of interest to those who wish to study reading and writing as language processes. Within this program, the acquisition and development of literate behaviors are viewed as inherent components of language learning in general, including second-language acquisition. A wide range of available course offerings make this program attractive to individuals with diverse interests and career goals. Students may pursue concentrations leading to endorsement in Reading, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Bilingual Education on an existing Ohio teaching license. There is a fourth concentration for non-school personnel with an interest in Adult Literacy. In addition to completing all course work in the appropriate concentration, candidates for reading endorsement must pass the Praxis II Specialty Examination, Introduction to the Teaching of Reading. Similarly, candidates for TESOL endorsement must complete all course work in that concentration and pass the Praxis II Specialty Test, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. For further information, contact the Department of Teacher Education at (216) 687-4600.


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Teacher Education
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 302
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 302
Phone: 216-687-4600
Fax: 216-687-5379

Program Coordinator
Terri Purcell
Phone: 216-875-9705
Email: t.l.purcell@csuohio.edu

Kristine Still
Phone: 216-687-7103
Email: k.l.still@csuohio.edu