New program standards for the Reading Certificate (now referred to as Reading and Literacy Added Authorization in conjunction with the new standards) have been adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Fall, 2012 is the anticipated timeframe for adoption of the new program standards. Candidates enrollling in the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program will be held to new requirements and coursework. This website will be updated as further information becomes available.
Completion of the Master of Education, Reading Specialization program is designed to assist the credentialed teacher in developing additional expertise in the teaching of reading. In addition, the courses provide teachers (with three years teaching experience) eligibility for the Reading Certificate issued by the CCTC.
The Reading Certificate authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments. Reading Certificate holders are also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading content curriculum and assist classroom teachers in these areas. Holders of the Reading Certificate may perform the above services at one or more school sites at the grade levels authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential.
The following are the CCTC requirements for the Reading Certificate:
- Hold a valid teaching credential
- Provide verification of three years successful, full-time teaching experience in any grade or subject, preschool through adults (this experience may also be gained outside of California)
- Complete a reading certificate program through a California college or university
After completion of the Reading Certificate program and an academic exit, submit the certificate application, fee, and Verification of Experience form to the Credentials Office. Read the instructions thoroughly to expedite the application process.
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