The post-baccalaureate 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 Cal State LA, 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 15 units of coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure
Program: Postsecondary Reading Certificate Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors; SOC Code 25-3011; www.onetonline.org/link/summary/ 25-3011.00 ;
-Tutors; SOC Code 25-3099; www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-3099.02
-Writers and Authors; SOC Code 27-3043; www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-3043.00 On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (two semesters) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,609
Books and Supplies: $1,809 Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
N/A The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.