Reading Specialist, Certification Only

Option #3: Reading Specialist Teacher Certification (non-degree seeking)
EDRG 5310Foundations in Early Literacy3
EDRG 5312Adv Phonics, Spelling &Fluency3
EDRG 5320Reading Comprehension3
EDRG 5325Teaching Writing & Lang Arts3
EDRG 5355Literacy Assessmnt & Intervntn3
EDRG 5360School-Wide Literacy Leadership3
EDRG 5380Internship Literacy Leadership3
Total Credits21

This option is for students who hold a Master’s degree in an area of education (e.g., Special Education, Bilingual, Early Childhood, or School Leadership/Administration), a Texas teaching certificate, and two years of teaching at a public or accredited private school and are only seeking Reading Specialist Certification. These students do not wish to pursue an additional graduate degree, but will be required to complete the following: 

  • 21 hours of graduate Reading courses specified on the Option #3 plan, and
  • 160 hours of clinical practicum and internship experiences in literacy.