Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy (Added Authorization)

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The graduate reading certificate program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

On Campus

Become authorized to provide reading assessment and reading and language instruction in response to those assessments by earning a Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy (Added Authorization) program. As a reading certificate holder, you will also be authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. You may perform the above services at one or more school sites at the grade levels authorized by your prerequisite teaching credential.

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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