Specialization in Reading

Lead Faculty: Dr. Marilyn E. Moore

This four-course sequence is designed to meet the needs of teachers who already have a valid teaching credential, have two-years full-time teaching experience and want to attain a specialty in assessing student reading capabilities and provide appropriate reading instruction in response to those assessments (ARL 640C is the capstone course.)

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the theories and research related to effective reading and language arts instruction.
  2. Analyze current research on elements of an effective culture of literacy at the classroom, school, district, and community levels.
  3. Analyze current, confirmed, reliable and replicable quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to language and literacy instruction.
  4. Design appropriate assessment, instruction, and differentiation in the field.
  5. Evaluate the culture of literacy at a classroom, grade or school level, and identify how it supports or impedes students’ literacy development.


Required Courses (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • ARL 645 Dev. Fluency in Reading
  • ARL 646 Comprehension Strategies
  • ARL 647A Lang Arts Assess and Instruc I
  • ARL 647B Fld St: Lag Art Assess & In II