Introduction to Model Syllabi
The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has produced a guide to evidence-based language and literacy teaching and learning birth to grade 12 called Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. The goal of the Department is to increase proficiency in reading, writing and speaking by implementing evidence-based practices. Improving literacy outcomes will require integration across programs, funding sources, initiatives, and policies. Ohio’s Plan articulates enhanced teacher preparation as an essential element of the teacher capacity strand. Each and every Ohio student deserves a teacher who is equipped with knowledge that will maximize the likelihood of skilled reading and each and every Ohio teacher deserves training in what the science of reading has shown to help all students read and write.
Model Syllabi Resources
Resources Included in the Reading Science Model Syllabi.
The following tool is designed to articulate the topics that should be included in coursework covering Ohio’s 12-hour Reading Core in teacher preparation programs. Sufficient coverage of these topics with relevant readings, lectures, application, and field experience is believed to provide the foundation for pre-service teachers to understand the science of reading and to implement instructional practices that are consistent with reading science.