Reading, Certificate of Advanced Study (Reading Teacher Option)

This program is designed for teachers already holding a Professional Educator License who are interested in developing their literacy teaching or in applying to be Reading Teachers. The reading sequence fulfills the state of Illinois guidelines for the preparation of Reading Teachers. Visit the Illinois State Board of Education for specific requirements, updates and amendments.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

This certificate requires:

  • 32 SH
  • A five-week summer practicum
  • Membership in professional literacy organization
  • An electronic portfolio

Required Courses

CAS Core - 3 SH

EDL 546Perspectives and Administration of Educational Policy


Reading Program - 20 SH

RLR 501Teaching Beginning Reading


RLR 502Teaching Comprehension and Content Reading


RLW 541Teaching Writing


RLL 520Survey of Literature for Children and Adolescents

2 TO 3


RLL 528Survey of Multicultural Literature K-12

2 TO 3


RLR 510Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading


RLR 511Corrective Techniques for the Reading Specialist


RLR 592APracticum in Remedial Reading A: Elementary


RLR 592BPracticum in Remedial Reading B: Grades 6-12


Note: RLL 520 or RLL 528 must be taken for 2 semester hours.

Reading Electives - 9 SH

Choose 9 SH of RLL, RLRRLS or RLW courses with advisor approval

 Note: No workshops will be accepted.