The supervised reading practicum is one of many practical applications included in the reading education specialization. It is the final step in the completion of the program. The candidates will be involved in problem –solving experiences designed to improve reading related challenges. Based on a thorough review of the reading research literature and knowledge gained in course work and field experiences , the candidates will select, plan, and use appropriate reading assessment instruments, strategies and materials to identify needs and provide remedial reading instruction for a designated period o f time in a K-12 classroom. Candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards.