Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Reading Education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university**.

  • Completed Graduate Application
  • Three letters of professional reference, one of which must be job-related
  • Professional portfolio, including:
    1.  student assessment report
    2.  professional writing sample
    3.  professional development materials

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (24 units)

EDUC 740 Data-based Decision-Making for Curriculum and Instruction (3)
ILPD 603 School Law (3)
ILPD 716 Administration of the Schools (3)
REED 751 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)
REED 752 Literacy Theory and Research (3)
REED 660 Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction (3)
REED 740 Grant Writing for Education (3)
REED 745 Professional Development in Reading Education (3)

Electives (6 units)

There is considerable flexibility in elective course selection in order to meet the needs of individual candidates. Suggested courses include the following:

EDUC 611 Supervision of Student Teaching (3)
EDUC 615 Applied Educational Statistics (3)
EDUC 761 Research in Education (3)
ELED 665 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)
ILPD 781 Seminar in Supervision (3)
ISTC 605 Web-Based Instruction in Education (3)
ISTC 663 Applied Psychology of Learning (3)
ISTC 667 Instructional Development (3)
ISTC 687 Computer-Based Instruction (3)
ISTC 700 Assessment in Instructional Technology (3)
ISTC 702 Educational Leadership and Technology (3)
REED 650 SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY (3.00 units)
REED 651 INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS (3.00 units)
REED 652 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS FOR TEACHERS OF LANGUAGE AND LITERACY (3.00 units)
REED 670 SPECIAL TOPICS IN READING EDUCATION (3.00 units)
REED 730 Second Language Literacy (3)
REED 710 Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents (3)

Exit Requirements

Students collect key artifacts from each of their required courses. During their final course, students are required to submit their portfolio to the program director.