Reading Specialist Professional Certification

Professional Development Certificate with Reading Specialist Certification (21 credits total). In additional to the 15 cohort specialization courses and the clinical courses and electives, candidates will need to earn 3 additional credits.

Course  

 
ED 625 (3 credits) Strategies and Resources for Teaching Reading   Cohort Class
ED 626  (3 credits) Diagnosis of Reading Difficulty   Cohort Class 
ED 639 (3 credits) Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading   Cohort Class 
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)  
Cohort Class       
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