Literacy/Reading Instruction - Reading Specialist K-12 Graduate Certificate
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The reading specialist has specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating the literacy program in general, and in designing instruction for individual students.
This 21-credit Literacy/Reading Instruction graduate certificate, a state-approved (Virginia) sequence of courses leading to reading specialist licensure, is designed for teachers who have a master’s degree. Course work includes foundational knowledge, instructional and assessment strategies for individuals and groups, and preparation as a literacy coach and staff developer. Licensure also requires a master’s degree, passing the Virginia Reading Assessment, and three years of teaching under contract.
Literacy/Reading Instruction Graduate Certificate with a concentration in Reading Specialist K-12
Students enrolled in this program must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.
- EDRD 630: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Birth through Middle Childhood (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 631: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Adolescence Through Adulthood (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 632: Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Groups (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 633: Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Individuals (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 634: School-Based Leadership in Literacy (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 635: School-Based Inquiry in Literacy (3 credit hours)
- EDRD 637: Supervised Literacy Practicum (Must register for 3 credits)