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This certificate, a state-approved (Virginia) sequence of courses leading to reading specialist licensure, is designed for teachers who have a master's degree. Coursework includes foundational knowledge, instructional and assessment strategies for individuals and groups, and preparation as a literacy coach and staff developer. Licensure also requires a master's degree, passing the state licensing exam, and three years of teaching under contract.

The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-LTRS

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 21


Students enrolled in this program must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.

EDRD 630Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Birth through Middle Childhood3
EDRD 631Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Adolescence Through Adulthood3
EDRD 632Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Groups3
EDRD 633Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Individuals3
EDRD 634School-Based Leadership in Literacy3
EDRD 635School-Based Inquiry in Literacy3
Three credits of3
Supervised Literacy Practicum
Total Credits21