Advanced Official Certificate Program in Reading and Language Arts

This is a non-degree program providing coursework to lead to endorsement as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant in the State of Connecticut. Applicants are expected to have a Master's degree or a Sixth Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale. Applicants must also have 3 years of teaching experience.

To apply to the Advance Official Certificate Program in Reading and Language Arts, a candidate must submit an application for graduate admission, official transcripts, and application fee to CCSU Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Additional Materials Required:

A candidate must also submit a copy of his/her teaching certificate with the application for graduate admission. Instructions for uploading the certificate will be found within the online graduate application.

Certificate requirements

The required courses are as follows, for a total of 15 to 27 credits of course work:

LLA 512The Prdagogy of Literature PK-12

3

LLA 522Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Reading & Language Arts Programs

3

LLA 524Practicum for Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach I

3

LLA 526Practicum for Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach II

3

Required prerequisites:

LLA 514Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading and Language Arts Difficulties I

3

LLA 516Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading and Language Arts Difficulties II

3

LLA 518Clinical Practices in Literacy and Language Arts

6