Gordon College’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of only 15 in the U.S. to earn an A+ by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction—an approach used in all of Gordon’s undergraduate and graduate education programs. Read more ➔
Amanda Robinson, M.Ed. in Reading
"After teaching in private schools and non-profit organizations for years, I was looking for a program that would allow me to gain my initial licensure, masters degree, reading specialist licensure, not to mention a program that was accredited by the International Dyslexia Association so that I could work with students with learning disabilities in the public school arena. Gordon College has met all of those needs! Gordon has been a place of incredible learning and growth fueled by instructors who are passionate about what they do. All of the courses I have taken here are driven by the aspiration to prepare us as educators to go out into our field and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students and the schools we will work for.
The most influential part of my experience at Gordon College has been the passion of the instructors. They are not only highly skilled reading specialists who are experts in the field, but they also each bring a unique wealth of experiences working in various roles as reading specialists, and you can tell that their passion to help students drives them to be continuous learners themselves."
Eileen Catizone, M.Ed. in Reading, 2015
"Attending the Gordon College Graduate Program was a decision of a lifetime. Their Reading Specialist program is a leader in the field of education. Endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association, Gordon College offered me more than a rigorous graduate study program. Through their Orton Gillingham certification and reputation as an educational institution, Gordon College has enabled me to get a job the job of my dreams, before I even graduated. Gordon College has given more than a solid understanding of foundational skills as a reading specialist, they have given me confidence in my ability to teach, lead, and strive for excellence."