Reading Authorization Program
The Reading Authorization Program at the College of Education 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 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.
Sepcial 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 Certificate (Reading and Literacy Added Authorization, K-12) 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.
- 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.
- It is highly recommended that applicants be currently teaching in a public school classroom.
- Go to http://tiny.cc/csulb-reading to submit your application by May 11, 2015. If you apply after this deadline, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Shelley Xu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information, please visit http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/continuinged/course_listing/programdescription.aspx?Group_Number=328&group_version=1 or contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Shelley Xu at email@example.com.
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