Certificate with Concentration
Concentration in Reading Specialist (K-12)
This concentration, 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.
Concentration in Literacy Coaching
The Literacy Coaching concentration is designed for current Reading Specialists or others with a strong background in literacy who want to more effectively support teachers’ professional learning, and ultimately student achievement, through literacy coaching. Coursework provides an in-depth understanding of adult learning, effective professional development techniques, strategies for supporting collaboration and communication, using data to foster change, ways to more effectively use technology when working with teachers, and issues of diversity and equity in literacy instruction.
Students enrolling in the Literacy Coaching concentration must hold either a Master's degree in Literacy (or closely-related field) or license/endorsement as a Reading Specialist.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 12-21
This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.
Concentration in Reading Specialist (K-12) (RSPC)
Students enrolled in this program must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.
|EDRD 630||Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Birth through Middle Childhood||3|
|EDRD 631||Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Adolescence Through Adulthood||3|
|EDRD 632||Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Groups||3|
|EDRD 633||Literacy Assessments and Interventions for Individuals||3|
|EDRD 634||School-Based Leadership in Literacy||3|
|EDRD 635||School-Based Inquiry in Literacy||3|
|Three credits of||3|
|Supervised Literacy Practicum|
Concentration in Literacy Coaching (LITC)
|EDRD 680||Foundations of Coaching and Fostering Professional Learning||3|
|EDRD 681||Collaboration and Communication in Literacy Coaching||3|
|EDRD 682||Creating Change through Data-Oriented Coaching||3|
|EDRD 683||Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction and Literacy Coaching||3|