The certificate of advanced study in reading education is a 30-unit, post-master's
program that helps you develop advanced knowledge and skills to meet the challenges
of leading, redesigning and restructuring literacy education.
Students can pursue their interests in integrating technology, second language learning,
multicultural literature, teaching writing, assisting special populations, and other
literacy topics. This certificate is also an ideal stepping stone to a doctoral degree.
About the Program
This outcomes-based program is designed to meet the standards outlined by the International Reading Association (IRA) for administrators or coordinators who recognize and support reading professionals
as they plan, implement and evaluate reading instruction. Such reading professionals
administer literacy, bilingual, compensatory and ELL programs in schools and other
institutional settings. They direct the organization, management and assessment of
school, district or institutional literacy programs. Academic preparation for reading
coordinators includes additional course work in reading and course work in professional
development, grant writing, program administration and evaluation.
The program will prepare you to:
- provide specialized literacy instruction and assessment, in cooperation with other
professionals, to students at all levels
- offer literacy services individually or in groups
- communicate with colleagues, parents and the community about literacy issues
- conduct professional development workshops on literacy topics
- coach and/or mentor colleagues
- advocate for literacy development among all populations
- read and interpret literacy research
Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions
You can view admission and certificate requirements and course descriptions for the certificate in advanced study in reading education in the Graduate Catalog.
For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan
debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.