Reading Specialist, Certification Only

Track 3:  Reading Specialist Teacher Certification Only

 Track 3 is for students who hold a Master’s degree from another education area, a standard teaching certificate, and two years of teaching at a public or accredited private school and are only seeking Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher Certification to add to their Master’s degree from another education area (e.g., Special Education, Bilingual, Early Childhood, or School Leadership/Administration).  These students do not wish to pursue a Master’s of Science in Reading degree.  These students will complete the following: 

  • 21 hours of Reading courses on Track 3-degree plan,
  • 160 hours of clinical practicum and internship in literacy, and
  • 135 minutes of faculty observations of the graduate student. 

Track 3 Requirements: Reading Specialist Teacher Certification Only

Background requirements: Master’s degree in another education discipline, standard teaching certificate and, if taking the Reading Specialist Certification Exam, two or more years of teaching experience at a public or accredited private school (service records will be required).

Required Courses
EDRG 5310Early Literacy Learn/Instructn3
EDRG 5320Improving Reading in Sec Sch3
EDRG 5325Teaching Lang Arts & Reading3
EDRG 5335Models/Theories Lit & Learning3
EDRG 5355Literacy Assessmnt & Intervntn3
EDRG 5360School Wide Literacy Leadrship3
EDRG 5380Internship Literacy Leadership3
Total Credits21