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Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

15 units


Current and admitted students seek advising from Shelley Xu, program coordinator.

Applying to the Program

Summer 2017 Application Deadline: May 10, 2017

  1. Applicants who hold a valid California teaching cre­dential OR applicants who do not have a valid Cali­fornia teaching credential, but are currently teaching in a community college or in an educational setting are welcome to apply.
  2. It is highly recommended that applicants be cur­rently teaching in a public school classroom.
  3. Apply by the deadline. If you apply after this deadline, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Shelley Xu at shelley.xu@csulb.edu.
  4. For more information, please visit the CCPE page on the Reading Authorization Program or contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Shelley Xu at shelley.xu@csulb.edu.

Program Overview

The Reading Authorization Program will prepare classroom teachers who are holding a valid California teaching credential to become a more effective and reflective literacy teacher and literacy leader (e.g., a literacy coach) in their school.

The Reading Authorization Program is offered the the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).

The program consists of five 3-unit courses that cover literacy instruction and assessment, literacy instruction across content areas, literacy instruction for English language learners and struggling students, integrating tech­nology to enhance literacy instruction, and connections between literacy theory, research, and practices. Address­ing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and STEM content areas within the context of literacy instruction will be focused across all five courses.

Special Features and Benefits

  • Classes are held online and are self-paced.
  • The program is scheduled during two consecutive summer semesters and one winter session: 1st sum­mer semester (2 courses), 1 winter session (1 course), and 2nd summer semester (2 courses).
  • Program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • At the completion of the program, participants can apply for Reading and Literacy Added Authorization  from California Commission on Teacher Credential­ing if participants hold a valid California teaching Credential and have had three years’ successful, full-time teaching experience. Please also refer to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/creds/reading-cert.html

Who Should Apply

  • Teachers holding a valid California teaching credential OR working in a community college or an educa­tional setting who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills for teaching reading and writing to diverse groups of students.
  • Teachers who aim to teach reading and writing across the curriculum and with an integration of technology.
  • Teachers who aim to become critical consumers of research, and become skillful at making a connection between research, theory, and practices.
last updated — Jan 23, 2017