Academic programs

Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialist

The Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialist is designed for students who wish to gain state licensure as a reading specialist in kindergarten through high school settings.

Among other competencies, the program provides students with the skills needed to understand the reading language learning process, apply and adapt reading instructional strategies and to implement schoolwide developmental, creative and intervention reading programs.

In addition to the traditional face-to-face curriculum, the Certificate for Reading Specialist is now available online as well.

Curriculum information

The Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialist requires a minimum of 24 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Post-master’s Certificate for Reading Specialist »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.


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