Dr. Charles Versacci, an ESU faculty member, founded the ESU Reading Department in 1970. Since that time, the Department has served the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department, the Professional and Secondary Education Department, and the Special Education and Rehabilitation Department.

REED 314 Foundations of Reading for the Developing Child, REED 315 Scaffolding Language and Literacy Development for Students with Disabilities, and REED 350 Teaching Reading to Communities of Diverse Learners are among the undergraduate courses taught. The Reading Department is also home to ESU’s Graduate Reading Program, which includes Pennsylvania Reading Specialist Certification and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education.

The Master’s Degree in Reading Education is a 36-credit, NCATE-Approved Program.

Interested? Contact Dr. Mary Beth Allen.

Thank you!

Contact Us

For more information regarding the programs offered in the department of Reading, please contact the Aurelia Torres or (570) 422-3558

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 112 C
(570) 422-3558
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Reading
Shawn Watkins
(570) 422-3415