Reading Specialist Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 31.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1315
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2022; 25-2031
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About the Program

The Reading Specialist Certificate Program is designed for teachers who already possess an Instructional I certificate in PA or another State who has a desire to become literacy coach, a literacy program/curriculum consultant (for a school, literacy center, etc.), a reading intervention specialist, or to supplement existing knowledge/skills in developing expertise as a reading instructor. The program is designed for teachers who want to obtain another certification as a Reading Specialist. Students completing Drexel's Reading Specialist program would also become eligible to obtain the Wilson Language Instruction Level 1 by the Wilson Language Corporation. Through reciprocity agreements among the states, graduates can transfer their certification in almost any state across the United States.

Program Requirements

Reading Specialist Certificate Requirements:
EDLS 550Theories of Reading and Writing3.0
EDLS 555Understanding Literacy through Sociocultural Perspectives3.0
EDLS 560Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (7-12)3.0
EDLS 565Constructing Meaning through Reading and Writing3.0
EDLS 570Literacy and Evaluation3.0
EDLS 575Responding to Children's and Young Adult Literature3.0
EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0
EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0
EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.0
EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.0
EDLS 626Multisensory Practicum III1.0
EDLS 650Designing a Literacy Program3.0
Total Credits31.0
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