Reading Specialist Credential

This credential offers a rich blend of current theory and is designed to build leaders in the field of literacy instruction K-12. By focusing on a meaning-centered approach to reading/writing instruction, candidates are prepared through a rich set of learning experiences to support a wide range of student needs.

Unique Features

  • Evening classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Interactive format
  • Practical application of concepts studied
  • Highly qualified instructors with both practical and theoretical knowledge

Our Graduates

Graduates earning this credential are prepared to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive reading programs that address common issues in language and literacy.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview (meet with program director for education plan)
  • Statement of Intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
  • Three references (see form below)
  • Writing sample (copy of a recent paper you have submitted for a class or read an article related to your program of interest and give an analysis of it)
  • Basic credential
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 2.75
Your admissions counselor may require you review the following documents during your application.

Further Info

Total Units: 30

The reading certificate meets a portion of the requirements of the specialist credential.

In addition to course requirements, candidates for the reading specialist credential must demonstrate content proficiency by passing an exit interview at the end of the program.