Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential
Total units required for Credential: 24
A graduate student may earn a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential (issued by CCTC) by completing the courses listed below. This credential prepares teachers for literacy related teaching positions pre K-12 as well as for leadership roles at school and district levels. Enrollment in the Master's program is not required provided that the following admission requirements are met.
Note: Teachers must have three years of teaching experience before the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential can be awarded.
Admission to the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential requires:
- a valid California Basic Teaching Credential (e.g., Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential);
- a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units;
- successful completion of a basic course in the Teaching of Reading from an accredited university; if reading methods course is older than seven years, must show evidence of: a) current staff development in Language and Literacy by participation in workshops, institutes, etc., (candidates must show documentation); or b) passing the RICA test within the past seven years; and
- completion of the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential Application (available in Eureka Hall 203 and on the College of Education's website.
|Required Courses (24 Units)|
|Tier I (Take these courses first)|
|EDTE 200||Practicum in Decoding and Fluency: Assessment and Instruction||3|
|EDTE 201||Practicum in Comprehension: Assessment and Instruction||3|
|EDTE 203||Teaching and Assessing Writing in the Pre-K through 12 Classroom||3|
|EDTE 205||Psychology and Sociology of Literacy Instruction||3|
|Tier II (Take these courses ONLY after completion of Tier I)|
|EDTE 202||Language and Literacy Development in Multicultural Settings||3|
|EDTE 206||Leadership In Literacy||3|
|EDTE 207||Advanced Practicum in Reading Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention||3|
|EDTE 209||Literature for the Diverse Pre- K through 12 Classroom: Issues, Models and Strategies||3|