The postbaccalaureate Postsecondary Reading Certificate Program provides professional preparation and training in the theory and practice of teaching reading to adults. Coursework in reading theory and pedagogy with teaching and/or tutoring experience provides the competencies and skills necessary to teach reading to adults.
Students must either be in a graduate degree program at California State University, Los Angeles or must apply for graduate admission to the University.
Once admitted to CSULA, prospective Postsecondary Reading Certificate students must apply to the Reading Programs Co-Coordinators for admission to the program.
Students must successfully complete the Writing Placement Exam (WPE) or have a score of 41 or better on the writing section of the CBEST no later than the second term of coursework at California State University, Los Angeles.
The program is designed for graduate students who expect to teach in community college and/or adult education settings. Students must provide evidence from coursework related to adult readers in order to earn the postsecondary reading certificate.
The Postsecondary Reading Certificate requires 22 units of coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0.