Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

John E. Davis

Second Committee Member

Azella Taylor

Third Committee Member

Dohn A. Miller


It was the purpose of this study to survey consultants involved in reading programs in the public schools in the state of Washington in an effort to obtain factual data on their level of preparation in reading. These consultants were also asked to indicate the training and qualifications they felt necessary for the positions they hold. An additional purpose was to obtain from research, criteria for the training of reading specialists.