If you are a credentialed teacher, this 12-unit added authorization will give you specialized certification to teach reading in the Pre-K-12 setting.
If you have a passion for helping above-average or struggling readers, this authorization can prepare you to help both groups more effectively. The program follows an explicit philosophy and purpose based on current, confirmed, replicable, and reliable research in literacy as referenced in the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks (Volume 1) and the California Reading/Language Arts Framework.
You may complete the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization on its own or as part of a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in teaching and learning. Upon successful completion of all coursework, you may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization. You must have completed three years of successful K-12 teaching at the time of submission to CTC for this added authorization.
Applicants for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization must have a valid Education Specialist Credential.