Certificate of Competency in Teaching Reading to Adults

Total units required for Certificate: 15

Program Description

The Certificate in Teaching Reading to Adults (TRA Certificate) provides professional preparation and training in the theory and practice of teaching reading to adults. A combination of coursework in reading theory and pedagogy with teaching and/or tutoring experience provides the competencies and skills necessary to teach reading to adults. The program is designed for graduate candidates who expect to teach in community college or adult education settings.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must either be in a graduate degree program at Sacramento State or must apply for graduate admission to the University. Once admitted to Sacramento State, prospective TRA Certificate candidates must apply to the Certificate Coordinator for admission to the program.
  • Candidates must take the Writing Placement for Graduate candidates (WPG) or take a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secure approval for a WPG waiver.
  • International candidates must have a TOEFL score of 600 or higher (or a score of 250 or higher on the computerized TOEFL) and a score of 5 on the Test of Written English.

For further information, contact the Certificate Coordinator, Calaveras Hall 138, (916) 278-6197.

Minimum Grade Requirement

The reading certificate requires 15 units of coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 Units)
EDTE 205Psychology and Sociology of Literacy Instruction3
EDTE 207Advanced Practicum in Reading Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention3
ENGL 215AReading/Vocabulary Acquisition3
EDTE/ENGL 225CTheoretical Issues in Adult Literacies3
ENGL 410LInternship in Teaching Adult Reading3
Total Units15