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Educational Specialist in Reading

Literacy Intervention Graduate Certificate

The Literacy Intervention Specialist Certificate is an 18-hour program of study for preparing candidates for the specialized role of intervention specialist. The courses focus on teaching struggling readers, including diagnosis of reading difficulties, designing interventions for working with individuals and small groups, and creating a comprehensive intervention model for literacy improvement. All courses within the Literacy Intervention Specialist certificate can be applied toward an advanced degree in reading education.

Required Courses:
READ 7344 Intervention Designs for Struggling Readers*

READ 7345 Advanced Practicum in Intervention Models*

Approved Electives:

READ 7340 Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

READ 7342 Principles of Literacy and Cognition I*

READ 7343 Principles of Literacy and Cognition II*

READ 7352 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties

READ 7365 Specialized Assessment in Early Literacy Instruction

READ 7330 Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum

READ 7397 Creating Literate Environments

READ 7395 Comprehensive Literacy Model for School Improvement

Approved electives in areas such as working with second language learners and/or special needs students.
*For Reading Recovery candidates only

Updated 1.30.2014