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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Reading
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading prepares the certified teacher for the professional role of reading specialist/literacy coach in grades K-12.
A reading specialist is, first and foremost, a literacy coach. The specialist supports classroom teachers in their instruction and assessment of students' literacy development. In addition, a reading specialist/literacy coach is a consumer and purveyor of literacy research, sharing findings and leading inquiry efforts. Specialists are literacy leaders in the school and community. Coursework for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading highlights the particular needs of English language learners.
Individuals wishing to apply for admission into a Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading program must have a Master’s degree.
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $480