Certificate in Advance Reading and Literacy Instruction
This certificate is designed for licensed teachers who want to be highly qualified to work with struggling readers and writers. The coursework that is part of this certificate also meets guidelines for the coursework required for Ohio teachers to add the Ohio Reading Endorsement to their teaching licenses.
The certificate is a 12-semester hour program. All coursework is completed online and includes a 50 hour field-based experience in the student's current school setting.
ADMISSION TO THE CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCE READING AND LITERACY INSTRUCTION
In addition to admission requirements of the college of Graduate Studies, admission to the certificate program requires the following:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution
An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work or acceptable scores on the GRE for prospective students with less than a 2.7 undergraduate GPA
A current Ohio educator license
Twelve (12) semester hours of undergraduate or graduate prerequisite coursework in the teaching of reading PRIOR to taking any Advanced Reading/Literacy courses
A 3-semester hour undergraduate or graduate course in phonics (This requirement is usually met in an undergraduate course prior to enrolling in the certificate program, but it can be met while completing the certificate coursework.)
The certificate program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
WHAT TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION
Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
A current resume or curriculum vitae
GRE scores if required
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED READING AND LITERACY INSTRUCTION
For the Certificate, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 12 semester hours of approved graduate course work
Completion of the following: CI 6400/8400, 6410/8410, 6430/8430, 6440/8440
Courses may be included as part of a master's or doctoral degree program as approved by the student's faculty advisor. Master's level courses (5000/6000 level) may be included as part of a master's plan of study. Doctoral level courses (7000/8000 level) may be included as part of a doctoral plan of study.
All coursework and requirements of the certificate must be taken within a four-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Acceptable scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Content Assessment(s) for the endorsement
A plan of study identifying the courses for the certificate is required after 6 credit hours. The certificate plan of study must include the following within the 12 semester hour minimum:
- 12 credits of specialization in reading and literacy instruction
GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING A PLAN OF STUDY
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Certificate in Advanced Reading and Literacy Instruction. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
|Specialization in Reading|
|CI 6400/8400||Trends In Literacy Acquisition||3|
|CI 6410/8410||Content Area Literacy||3|
|CI 6430/8430||Diagnosis Of Reading Disability||3|
|CI 6440/8440||Remediation Practicum||3|