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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
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California Reading Certificate

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The California Reading Certificate is a postbaccalaureate credit certificate program issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. It authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments. Certificate holders may perform the following services at one or more school sites at the grade level authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential:

  • Develop and implement reading curriculum
  • Adapt reading content curriculum
  • Assist classroom teachers in these areas

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

  1. Meet the university requirements for Admission to graduate study,
  2. Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average in their last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) units attempted, and
  3. Have completed a basic course/s in teaching reading and writing (EDEL 415  and EDEL 416 , or EDSE 423 , or equivalent) or hold a basic teaching credential issued by California or any state.


Requirements for the Certificate (22 units)

Students must complete 22 units of required course work and fulfill the additional corequisites listed below.


In addition to the above requirements, Students must satisfy the following:

  • Complete ENGL 400  (4), ENGL 401  (4), or TESL 400  (4), or an equivalent course in Linguistics by- the end of the second quarter in the program.
  • Complete EDEL 412  (4) or an equivalent course in emergent literacy.
  • Have a preliminary basic California Teaching Credential (i.e., A Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Educational Specialist Teaching Credential). Students may work towards the reading certificate while they are completing the requirements for their preliminary teaching credential.
  • Have verified completion of three years of successful full-time teaching experience after receiving a basic teaching credential at any grade issued by California or any state. Students who finish the program before they complete their experience requirement will be eligible for the reading certificate once they finish this requirement.

The California Reading Certificate Program closely corresponds with the first half of the reading and language arts specialist credential program. All the classes in the reading certificate program are in the M.A. in Education: Option in Reading Program.

For admission to the program(s), see a faculty member who advises for the program. A list of these faculty members and their office hours is available in King Hall C2097.

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: California Reading Certificate
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers; SOC Code 25-2000;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2011.00 ;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2012.00 ;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2021.00 ;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2031.00 ;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2022.00 ;
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2042.00 ;
-Tutors; SOC Code 25-3099;
-Writers and Authors; SOC Code 27-3043;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (three quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $5576
Books and Supplies: $1638
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.

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