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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study K-12

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The School of Education offers preparation that leads to certification as a Reading Specialist (K-12). Coursework is completed in a blended format of on-campus and online study. The curriculum for the Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study (K-12) is designed to provide candidates with opportunities to build specialized knowledge, engage in principled practice in supervised settings, and prepare for leadership roles in schools and school districts. The curriculum addresses the International Reading Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals (2010) in the areas of:

  • Foundational Knowledge
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Diversity
  • Literate Environment
  • Professional Learning and Leadership


It is required that applicants have an initial teaching certificate. If initial certification does not include PDE-required special education courses (9 credits) and an English Language Learners course (3 credits), then those courses must be completed before application for certification. Teaching experience is advised. A minimum of 24 credit hours is required.

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