Jun 25, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization


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This added authorization, formerly entitled Reading Certificate, is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and designed to improve PreK through 12 classroom teacher and community college instructor expertise for literacy instruction from emergent through adolescence and adult levels. The 13-unit program addresses direct instruction in specific skills and strategies; formal and informal literacy assessment; knowledge about reading and writing across content areas; role of writing in learning; student motivation and engagement through reading, writing, and discussion. Courses for the reading and literacy added authorization completed with a grade of B or better are also acceptable in partial fulfillment for the Master of Arts degree program in reading education and reading and literacy leadership specialist credential programs, upon the candidate’s acceptance into these programs. Students admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program can select to complete the reading and literacy leadership specialist credential as their area of concentration.

Additional Requirements


To be eligible to apply for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the CCTC after completion of coursework, the candidate must also satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A valid California teaching credential within the range of grades Kindergarten through 12.
  2. A minimum of three years of full-time K-12 teaching experience within the range of grades Kindergarten through 12.

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