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

3

Reading Program - 21 SH

RLR 501Teaching Beginning Literacy

3

RLR 502Teaching Comprehension and Content Area Reading

3

RLW 541Teaching Writing

2

RLL 520Survey of Literature for Children and Adolescents

2 TO 3

or

RLL 528Diverse Perspectives in Youth Literature, PreK-12

3

and

RLR 510Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading

3

RLR 511Instructional Strategies for Literacy Interventions

3

RLR 592APracticum: Literacy Interventions for Elementary Students

2

RLR 592BPracticum: Literacy Interventions for Secondary Students

2

Note: RLL 520 must be taken for 3 semester hours.

Reading Electives - 8 SH

Choose 8 SH of RLL, RLR or RLW courses with advisor approval. No workshops will be accepted.

Note: CIL 511 and CIL 512 may also be accepted.