Professional Development Certificate Program Plan

Reading Specialist Professional Certification

Professional Development Certificate with Reading Specialist Certification (21 credits total). 

Course  

ED 625 (3 credits) Strategies and Resources for Teaching Reading  
ED 626  (3 credits) Diagnosis of Reading Difficulty  
ED 639 (3 credits) Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading  
ED 637  ** (3 credits) Practicum--Part 1, Reading Diagnosis and Instruction  

Interventions (6.0 credits required)

  • ED 636  (1.5 credits) Overview of Reading Intervention Strategies    
  • ED 638 Special Project Seminar/limited practicum in  Reading Intervention  and/or  ED 647  Limited Practicum in Remedial Reading Techniques for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties l  Comprehension required (1.5 credits)
  • plus 2 of the following 3:
    • Word Identification (1.5 credits)
    • Orton Gillingham (1.5 credits)
    • Lindamood Bell (1.5 credits)  
ED 672  Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress (3 credits)  
3 additional credits required for Reading Specialist certification ED 635  ** (3 credits)  Practicum in Reading -- Part 2, Role of the Reading Specialist

**Prerequisites for 635 and 637: 625 626, 639, 636 and 638/647