Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy (Added Authorization)
The Reading Certificate (Added Authorization) authorizes the graduate certificate holder to provide reading assessment and reading and language instruction in response to those assessments. Reading Certificate holders are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. Holders of the Certificate may perform the above services at one or more school sites at the grade levels authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential.
Requirements for the Certificate
- Hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90-quarter units.
- Possess a valid California teaching credential and two years full-time teaching experience.
- Meet with Admission Advisor to enroll in the Reading Certificate (Added Authorization) program.
- Meet with Credential Program Specialist within 30 days of enrollment to obtain reading certification application procedures. This packet provides detail on the additional requirements for the certificate listed below.
- No coursework is accepted from another university for this program and no substitutions are allowed.
- Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA. “D” and “F” grades are not accepted. Candidates are also required to upload assignments in the Reading Specialization electronic Presentation Portfolio in e-College.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Examine the theories and research related to effective reading and language arts instruction.
- Analyze current research on elements of an effective culture of literacy at the classroom, school, district, and community levels.
- Analyze current, confirmed, reliable and replicable quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to language and literacy instruction.
- Design appropriate assessment, instruction, and differentiation in the field.
- Evaluate the culture of literacy at a classroom, grade or school level, and identify how it supports or impedes students’ literacy development.
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